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Ginger vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Chili pepper

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, yet Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 154% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 3 times more Choline than Chili pepper. While Ginger contains 28.8mg of Choline, Chili pepper contains only 10.9mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Ginger is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, 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 more Potassium +28.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +75.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +75.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.8%

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
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin C +2774%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13900%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.201
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 C +2774%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13900%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.201

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
9
Ginger
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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 food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
3%
Ginger
2%
Chili pepper

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

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Ginger 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 lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.161g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 80 40 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.75 0.44 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 143.7 Chili pepper
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 7.309999942779541 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 8.81 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 16 14 Ginger
Potassium 415 322 Ginger
Magnesium 43 23 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 5.3 Ginger
Fiber 2 1.5 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.129 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.26 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 13 9 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 0 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.26 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.75 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.201 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 14 Chili pepper
Folate 11 23 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.042 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.024 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.051 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.074 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.057 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.013 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.073 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.03 0.041 Chili pepper
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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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.