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Bell pepper vs. Zucchini — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Bell pepper and Zucchini

  • Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, however, Zucchini is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 69% more than Zucchini.
  • Zucchini has 2 times less Fiber than Bell pepper. Bell pepper has 1.7g of Fiber, while Zucchini has 1g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.2%
Contains more Manganese +45.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18% 24% 2%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.2%
Contains more Manganese +45.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Iron - 0.37

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +349.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +235.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Choline +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 3% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +349.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +235.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Choline +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +49.2%
Contains more Protein +40.7%
Contains more Fats +88.2%
Contains more Other +29.5%
Equal in Water - 94.79
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 3.11 g
Water: 94.79 g
Other: 0.57 g
Contains more Carbs +49.2%
Contains more Protein +40.7%
Contains more Fats +88.2%
Contains more Other +29.5%
Equal in Water - 94.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -31%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.8%
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
45% 6% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.084 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -31%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +120%
Contains more Fructose +23.2%
Equal in Glucose - 1.07
5% 49% 47%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.11 g
Glucose: 1.16 g
Fructose: 1.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
2% 43% 55%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.05 g
Glucose: 1.07 g
Fructose: 1.38 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +120%
Contains more Fructose +23.2%
Equal in Glucose - 1.07

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bell pepper Zucchini
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 2.11g Bell pepper
Protein 0.86g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 0.17g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 4.64g 3.11g Bell pepper
Calories 20kcal 17kcal Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 2.4g 2.5g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 1g Bell pepper
Calcium 10mg 16mg Zucchini
Iron 0.34mg 0.37mg Zucchini
Magnesium 10mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 20mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 175mg 261mg Zucchini
Sodium 3mg 8mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.066mg 0.053mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.122mg 0.177mg Zucchini
Selenium 0µg 0.2µg Zucchini
Vitamin A 370IU 200IU Bell pepper
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 10µg Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.12mg Bell pepper
Vitamin C 80.4mg 17.9mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.045mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.451mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.163mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 24µg Zucchini
Choline 5.5mg 9.5mg Zucchini
Vitamin K 7.4µg 4.3µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.01mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg 0.029mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.036mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.039mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.007mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.043mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.01mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.084g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.011g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.091g Zucchini
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.03g Zucchini
Omega-3 - ALA 0.061g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Zucchini
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Bell pepper
15%
Zucchini
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Bell pepper
12%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/nutrients
  2. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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