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Beetroot vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beetroot and Jalapeño different?

  • Beetroot is higher in Folate, Manganese, and Iron, however Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Jalapeño is 126% higher.
  • Beetroot contains 4 times more Folate than Jalapeño. While Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, Jalapeño contains only 27µg.

Beets, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%

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 Folate +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +8850%
Contains more Vitamin C +2320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +9150%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Folate +303.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +8850%
Contains more Vitamin C +2320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +9150%

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.
Beetroot Jalapeño
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.7g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.91g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 9.56g 6.5g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 29kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 6.76g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8g 2.8g
Calcium 16mg 12mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 0.25mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 15mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 26mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 248mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.35mg 0.14mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.046mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 33IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.04mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 109µg 27µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.092g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.029g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.112g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot Jalapeño
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
12
Beetroot
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
10
Jalapeño

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
10%
Beetroot
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Beetroot
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beetroot
Beetroot is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.