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Ginger vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Jalapeño

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, and Manganese, yet Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 126% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 5 times more Copper than Jalapeño. While Ginger contains 0.226mg of Copper, Jalapeño contains only 0.046mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +391.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +391.3%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2272%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2272%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%

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 Jalapeño
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.7g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.91g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.37g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 6.5g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 29kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 1.7g 4.12g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 16mg 12mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 0.25mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 15mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 26mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 248mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.34mg 0.14mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.046mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.26mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 11µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.092g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.029g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.112g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger Jalapeño
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
9
Ginger
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
3%
Ginger
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.