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Winter melon vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Winter melon and Cucumber different?

  • Winter melon is higher than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin B2.
  • Winter melon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 11% more than Cucumber.
  • Winter melon contains 56 times more Sodium than Cucumber. Winter melon contains 111mg of Sodium, while Cucumber contains 2mg.

Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Zinc +205%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +2350%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +78.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin C +364.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +40%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Winter melon Cucumber
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 3.13g Cucumber
Protein 0.4g 0.65g Cucumber
Fats 0.2g 0.11g Winter melon
Carbs 3g 3.63g Cucumber
Calories 13kcal 15kcal Cucumber
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar g 1.67g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 0.5g Winter melon
Calcium 19mg 16mg Winter melon
Iron 0.4mg 0.28mg Winter melon
Magnesium 10mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 19mg 24mg Cucumber
Potassium 6mg 147mg Cucumber
Sodium 111mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.61mg 0.2mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.041mg Cucumber
Vitamin A 0IU 105IU Cucumber
Vitamin E mg 0.03mg Cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 2.8mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.027mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.033mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.098mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.04mg Cucumber
Folate 5µg 7µg Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.009mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.003mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.037g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.005g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.032g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Cucumber
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Winter melon
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
8
Cucumber

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
2%
Winter melon
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/nutrients
  2. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.