Rhubarb vs. Cucumber

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Cucumber


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

We compared the nutritional contents of rhubarb versus cucumber (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in rhubarb and cucumber:

  • Cucumber has more pantothenic acid.
  • Rhubarb is a great source of potassium.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and cucumber is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Cucumber (Cucumber, with peel, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and cucumber has 15 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is similar to cucumber for protein, carbs and fat. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for cucumber, 15:80:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Cucumber
Protein 16% 15%
Carbohydrates 78% 80%
Fat 6% 5%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both rhubarb and cucumber are low in carbohydrates - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and cucumber has 3.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Rhubarb has 260% more dietary fiber than cucumber - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cucumber has 0.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and cucumber has 1.7g of sugar.



Protein

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Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and cucumber has 0.65g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and cucumber are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cucumber has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Rhubarb has 186% more Vitamin C than cucumber - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cucumber has 2.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cucumber has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cucumber has 0.03mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cucumber has 16.4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Cucumber has more pantothenic acid. Both rhubarb and cucumber contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Rhubarb Cucumber
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.027 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.033 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.098 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.259 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.04 MG
Folate 7 UG 7 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 438% more calcium than cucumber - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and cucumber has 16mg of calcium.

iron

Rhubarb and cucumber contain similar amounts of iron - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and cucumber has 0.28mg of iron.

potassium

Rhubarb is a great source of potassium and it has 96% more potassium than cucumber - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and cucumber has 147mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both rhubarb and cucumber contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Rhubarb Cucumber
beta-carotene 61 UG 45 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 23 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 11 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, rhubarb has more linoleic acid than cucumber per 100 grams.

Rhubarb Cucumber
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.028 G
Total 0.099 G 0.028 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Cucumber (Cucumber, with peel, raw) .

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