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Bamboo shoot vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bamboo shoot and Chili pepper

  • Bamboo shoot is higher in Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, yet Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 155% more than Bamboo shoot.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 4 times more Zinc than Chili pepper. While Bamboo shoot contains 1.1mg of Zinc, Chili pepper contains only 0.26mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Bamboo shoots, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Iron +106%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Equal in Calcium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Iron +106%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Equal in Calcium - 14

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 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4660%
Contains more Vitamin C +3492.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.8%
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4660%
Contains more Vitamin C +3492.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.8%
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 Chili pepper
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3g 7.31g Chili pepper
Protein 2.6g 1.87g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 5.2g 8.81g Chili pepper
Calories 27kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 5.3g Bamboo shoot
Fiber 2.2g 1.5g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 14mg Chili pepper
Iron 0.5mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 3mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 59mg 43mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 322mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 9mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 0.26mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.129mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 1mg 0.69mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.072mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.201mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 7µg 23µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 14µg Chili pepper
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 0.042g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Chili pepper
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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.