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Cassava vs. Chili Pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cassava and Chili Pepper

  • Cassava has more Manganese, however, Chili Pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Copper, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chili Pepper is 247% higher.
  • Chili Pepper have 2 times less Choline than Cassava. Cassava has 23.7mg of Choline, while Chili Pepper have 11.1mg.

Food types used in this article are Cassava, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, 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 more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +62%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34% 51% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58% 31% 3%
Contains more Zinc +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +62%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +344.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +74%

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 B5 +75.4%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +8969.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1077.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +652.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +8969.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1077.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +652.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +302.3%
Contains more Protein +47.1%
Contains more Water +47%
Equal in Other - 0.6
38% 60%
Protein: 1.36 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 38.06 g
Water: 59.68 g
Other: 0.62 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 9.46 g
Water: 87.74 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Fats +40%
Contains more Carbs +302.3%
Contains more Protein +47.1%
Contains more Water +47%
Equal in Other - 0.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +581.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +127.1%
38% 38% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.074 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.048 g
15% 8% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +581.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +127.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cassava Chili Pepper Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 7.96g Cassava
Protein 1.36g 2g Chili Pepper
Fats 0.28g 0.2g Cassava
Carbs 38.06g 9.46g Cassava
Calories 160kcal 40kcal Cassava
Sugar 1.7g 5.1g Cassava
Fiber 1.8g 1.5g Cassava
Calcium 16mg 18mg Chili Pepper
Iron 0.27mg 1.2mg Chili Pepper
Magnesium 21mg 25mg Chili Pepper
Phosphorus 27mg 46mg Chili Pepper
Potassium 271mg 340mg Chili Pepper
Sodium 14mg 7mg Chili Pepper
Zinc 0.34mg 0.3mg Cassava
Copper 0.1mg 0.174mg Chili Pepper
Manganese 0.384mg 0.237mg Cassava
Selenium 0.7µg 0.5µg Cassava
Vitamin A 13IU 1179IU Chili Pepper
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 59µg Chili Pepper
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.69mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin C 20.6mg 242.5mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.09mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.09mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 0.95mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 0.061mg Cassava
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.278mg Chili Pepper
Folate 27µg 23µg Cassava
Vitamin K 1.9µg 14.3µg Chili Pepper
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.026mg Chili Pepper
Threonine 0.028mg 0.074mg Chili Pepper
Isoleucine 0.027mg 0.065mg Chili Pepper
Leucine 0.039mg 0.105mg Chili Pepper
Lysine 0.044mg 0.089mg Chili Pepper
Methionine 0.011mg 0.024mg Chili Pepper
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.062mg Chili Pepper
Valine 0.035mg 0.084mg Chili Pepper
Histidine 0.02mg 0.041mg Chili Pepper
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.021g Chili Pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.011g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.109g Chili Pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cassava Chili Pepper
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
14%
Cassava
90%
Chili Pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Cassava
22%
Chili Pepper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.4g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/nutrients
  2. Chili Pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.