Cucumber vs. Water Chestnut

Nutrition comparison of Cucumber and Water Chestnut


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cucumber versus water chestnut (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Cucumber has signficantly less calories than water chestnut - cucumber has 15kcal of calories per 100 grams and water chestnut has 97kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Water chestnut is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than cucumber - cucumber has 0.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and water chestnut has 3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of sugar - cucumber has 1.7g of sugar per 100 grams and water chestnut has 4.8g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of protein - cucumber has 0.65g of protein per 100 grams and water chestnut has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cucumber and water chestnut are low in saturated fat - cucumber has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and water chestnut has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - cucumber has 2.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and water chestnut has 4mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - cucumber has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and water chestnut does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cucumber has 0.03mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and water chestnut has 1.2mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Water chestnut has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin b6. Both cucumber and water chestnut contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid and folate.

Cucumber Water Chestnut
Thiamin 0.027 MG 0.14 MG
Riboflavin 0.033 MG 0.2 MG
Niacin 0.098 MG 1 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.259 MG 0.479 MG
Vitamin B6 0.04 MG 0.328 MG
Folate 7 UG 16 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of calcium - cucumber has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and water chestnut has 11mg of calcium.

iron

Cucumber and water chestnut contain similar amounts of iron - cucumber has 0.28mg of iron per 100 grams and water chestnut has 0.06mg of iron.

potassium

Water chestnut is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than cucumber - cucumber has 147mg of potassium per 100 grams and water chestnut has 584mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both cucumber and water chestnut contain small amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Cucumber Water Chestnut
alpha linoleic acid 0.005 G 0.01 G
Total 0.005 G 0.01 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both cucumber and water chestnut contain small amounts of linoleic acid.

Cucumber Water Chestnut
linoleic acid 0.028 G 0.032 G
Total 0.028 G 0.032 G

Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Cucumber (Cucumber, with peel, raw) and Water Chestnut (Waterchestnuts, chinese, raw) .

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