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Bell pepper vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bell pepper and Summer squash

  • Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, however Summer squash has more Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 70% higher.
  • Summer squash has 2 times less Fiber than Bell pepper. Bell pepper has 1.7g of Fiber, while Summer squash has 1.1g.

Food types used in this article are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 Copper +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.35

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 C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +407.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +190%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.218
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 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +407.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +190%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.487
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.218

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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Summer squash

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 Summer squash
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Bell pepper Summer squash
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Summer squash Opinion
Calories 20 16 Bell pepper
Protein 0.86 1.21 Summer squash
Fats 0.17 0.18 Summer squash
Vitamin C 80.4 17 Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64 3.35 Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.35 Summer squash
Calcium 10 15 Summer squash
Potassium 175 262 Summer squash
Magnesium 10 17 Summer squash
Sugar 2.4 2.2 Summer squash
Fiber 1.7 1.1 Bell pepper
Copper 0.066 0.051 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.29 Summer squash
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 20 38 Summer squash
Sodium 3 2 Summer squash
Vitamin A 370 200 Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37 0.12 Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.048 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.142 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.48 0.487 Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.155 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.218 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 3 Bell pepper
Folate 10 29 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.044 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.028 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.036 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.039 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.007 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.041 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.01 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 1.12 0.95 Bell pepper

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.