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Zucchini vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Zucchini and Cucumber

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, however Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Zucchini's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% more.
  • Zucchini has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Cucumber. Zucchini has 0.163mg of Vitamin B6, while Cucumber has 0.04mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Cucumber, with peel, raw.

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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
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Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Calcium - 16

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 +539.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +281.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +539.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +360.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.5%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +281.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Zucchini
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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 the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Cucumber

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sugars (difference - 0.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Cucumber Opinion
Calories 17 15 Zucchini
Protein 1.21 0.65 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 0.11 Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9 2.8 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 3.63 Cucumber
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.28 Zucchini
Calcium 16 16
Potassium 261 147 Zucchini
Magnesium 18 13 Zucchini
Sugars 2.5 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1 0.5 Zucchini
Copper 0.053 0.041 Zucchini
Zinc 0.32 0.2 Zucchini
Starch 0 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 38 24 Zucchini
Sodium 8 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 200 105 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.03 Zucchini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.027 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.033 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 0.098 Zucchini
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.04 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 24 7 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.005 Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.032 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01 0.005 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 0.019 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 0.021 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 0.029 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 0.029 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 0.006 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.019 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 0.022 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 0.01 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 0.87 Zucchini

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.