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Bamboo shoot vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bamboo shoot and Peppers?

  • Bamboo shoot is richer in Zinc, and Potassium, yet Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Magnesium.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 265% higher.
  • Bamboo shoot has 4 times more Zinc than Peppers. Bamboo shoot has 1.1mg of Zinc, while Peppers have 0.3mg.

We used Bamboo shoots, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.174
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.174

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 E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5795%
Contains more Vitamin C +5962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 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 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5795%
Contains more Vitamin C +5962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Bamboo shoot Peppers
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Peppers Opinion
Net carbs 3g 7.96g Peppers
Protein 2.6g 2g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 9.46g Peppers
Calories 27kcal 40kcal Peppers
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 5.1g Bamboo shoot
Fiber 2.2g 1.5g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 18mg Peppers
Iron 0.5mg 1.2mg Peppers
Magnesium 3mg 25mg Peppers
Phosphorus 59mg 46mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 340mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 7mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 0.3mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.174mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 1179IU Peppers
Vitamin E 1mg 0.69mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 242.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.95mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.061mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.278mg Peppers
Folate 7µg 23µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 14.3µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.026mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.074mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.065mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.105mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.089mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.024mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.062mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.084mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.041mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.021g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.011g Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.109g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Peppers
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
14
Bamboo shoot
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
23
Peppers

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
12%
Peppers
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Peppers
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
1%
Peppers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.