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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" chart 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%
Equal in Iron - 0.37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
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%
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" 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 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%
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 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 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%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.451

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 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
Starch 0g 0g
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
Vitamin A 370IU 200IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.12mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.084g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.011g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.091g 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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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
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
12
Zucchini

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%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
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 is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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. 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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.