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Bell pepper vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bell pepper and Jalapeño

  • Bell pepper has less Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 42% more.
  • Bell pepper is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +43.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Equal in Sodium - 3
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +43.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Equal in Zinc - 0.14
Equal in Sodium - 3

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 B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +867.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +170%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +867.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +170%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 20kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Protein 0.86g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.17g 0.37g Jalapeño
Vitamin C 80.4mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Net carbs 2.94g 3.7g Jalapeño
Carbs 4.64g 6.5g Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.34mg 0.25mg Bell pepper
Calcium 10mg 12mg Jalapeño
Potassium 175mg 248mg Jalapeño
Magnesium 10mg 15mg Jalapeño
Sugar 2.4g 4.12g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Jalapeño
Copper 0.066mg 0.046mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.14mg Jalapeño
Starch 0g g Bell pepper
Phosphorus 20mg 26mg Jalapeño
Sodium 3mg 3mg
Vitamin A 370IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.37mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.04mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Folate 10µg 27µg Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.092g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.112g Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039mg mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007mg mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092mg mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01mg mg Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g 2.63g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bell pepper Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
34
Bell pepper
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
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
5%
Bell pepper
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (3 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.