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Carrot vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Chili pepper

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A and Fiber, however Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper and Iron.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 153% more than Carrot.
  • Carrot has 17 times more Vitamin A than Chili pepper. While Carrot has 835µg of Vitamin A, Chili pepper has only 48µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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
Carrot
1
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Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +243.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Equal in Potassium - 322
Equal in Zinc - 0.26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +243.3%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Equal in Potassium - 322
Equal in Zinc - 0.26

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
Carrot
2
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Contains more Vitamin A +1654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2335.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin K - 14
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +1654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2335.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin K - 14

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
98
Carrot
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
20
Chili pepper

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 the food
Protein
6%
Carrot
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Carrot
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carrot Chili pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Chili pepper
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 richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carrot Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 41 40 Carrot
Protein 0.93 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.24 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 5.9 143.7 Chili pepper
Carbs 9.58 8.81 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 33 14 Carrot
Potassium 320 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 12 23 Chili pepper
Sugars 4.74 5.3 Carrot
Fiber 2.8 1.5 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.24 0.26 Chili pepper
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 69 9 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 16706 952 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.983 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.201 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 14 Chili pepper
Folate 19 23 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.042 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.191 0.074 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.065 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.101 0.089 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.069 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.04 0.041 Chili pepper
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/nutrients
  2. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.