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Cucumber vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cucumber and Chili pepper

  • Chili pepper is richer than Cucumber in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chili pepper is 157% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cucumber, with peel, 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
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +267.9%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +119%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Contains more Copper +214.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +267.9%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +119%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Contains more Copper +214.6%

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 B5 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +806.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin C +5032.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1169.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +806.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +2200%
Contains more Vitamin C +5032.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1169.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165%
Contains more Folate +228.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +187.7%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Carbs +142.7%
Contains more Other +126.3%
Equal in Water - 88.02
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 1.87 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 8.81 g
Water: 88.02 g
Other: 0.86 g
Contains more Protein +187.7%
Contains more Fats +300%
Contains more Carbs +142.7%
Contains more Other +126.3%
Equal in Water - 88.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +380%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +646.9%
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
14% 8% 78%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.024 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +380%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +646.9%

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.
Cucumber Chili pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 7.31g Chili pepper
Protein 0.65g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.11g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 3.63g 8.81g Chili pepper
Calories 15kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g 5.3g Cucumber
Fiber 0.5g 1.5g Chili pepper
Calcium 16mg 14mg Cucumber
Iron 0.28mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 24mg 43mg Chili pepper
Potassium 147mg 322mg Chili pepper
Sodium 2mg 9mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 0.26mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.041mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 105IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 48µg Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin C 2.8mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.201mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 7µg 23µg Chili pepper
Vitamin K 16.4µg 14µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.019mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.029mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.029mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.006mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.019mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.022mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.01mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.042g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cucumber 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 show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Cucumber
66%
Chili pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
20%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.