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Winter melon vs Pickled cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Winter melon and Pickled cucumber

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Zinc, however Pickled cucumber has more Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pickled cucumber is 48% higher.
  • Pickled cucumber has 31 times less Zinc than Winter melon. Winter melon has 0.61mg of Zinc, while Pickled cucumber has 0.02mg.
  • Winter melon is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Pickles, cucumber, sour.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Zinc +2950%
Contains more Potassium +283.3%
Contains more Copper +269.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 15% 3% 6% 3% 158% 1% 29%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Zinc +2950%
Contains more Potassium +283.3%
Contains more Copper +269.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.4

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 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 12% 2% 0% 4% 0% 3% 0% 3% 3% 1% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin C +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +288.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 Pickled cucumber
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Pickled cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 1.06g Pickled cucumber
Protein 0.4g 0.33g Winter melon
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 3g 2.26g Winter melon
Calories 13kcal 11kcal Winter melon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.06g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 1.2g Winter melon
Calcium 19mg 0mg Winter melon
Iron 0.4mg 0.4mg
Magnesium 10mg 4mg Winter melon
Phosphorus 19mg 14mg Winter melon
Potassium 6mg 23mg Pickled cucumber
Sodium 111mg 1208mg Winter melon
Zinc 0.61mg 0.02mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.085mg Pickled cucumber
Vitamin A 0IU 191IU Pickled cucumber
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Pickled cucumber
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 1mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.01mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0mg Winter melon
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.038mg Winter melon
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.009mg Winter melon
Folate 5µg 1µg Winter melon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Pickled cucumber
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.003mg Pickled cucumber
Threonine mg 0.009mg Pickled cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.01mg Pickled cucumber
Leucine mg 0.014mg Pickled cucumber
Lysine 0.009mg 0.014mg Pickled cucumber
Methionine 0.003mg 0.003mg
Phenylalanine mg 0.009mg Pickled cucumber
Valine mg 0.011mg Pickled cucumber
Histidine mg 0.005mg Pickled cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.052g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.003g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.081g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Pickled cucumber
Low Fats diet Equal
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
12
Pickled cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
27
Pickled 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
2%
Pickled cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
2%
Pickled cucumber
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Pickled cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Winter melon
Winter melon contains less Sodium (difference - 1097mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Winter melon
Winter melon is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Pickled cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169379/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.