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Okra vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Okra and Chili pepper?

  • Okra is higher in Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Folate, Magnesium, Fiber and Calcium, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Iron.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 134% more.
  • Chili pepper contains 6 times less Calcium than Okra. Okra contains 82mg of Calcium, while Chili pepper contains 14mg.

We used Okra, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types in this article.

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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
Okra
5
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Contains more Calcium +485.7%
Contains more Magnesium +147.8%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +66.1%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Equal in Potassium - 322
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 25% 27% 41% 37% 16% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +485.7%
Contains more Magnesium +147.8%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +66.1%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Equal in Potassium - 322

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
Okra
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.6%
Contains more Folate +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +524.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +33%
Contains more Vitamin E +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 77% 43% 6% 0% 50% 14% 19% 15% 50% 0% 79% 45%
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 B1 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.6%
Contains more Folate +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +524.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +33%
Contains more Vitamin E +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%

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
33
Okra
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
24
Okra
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
12%
Okra
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
7%
Okra
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Okra
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.
Okra Chili pepper
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Okra 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 contains less Sugars?
Okra
Okra contains less Sugars (difference - 3.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Okra
Okra contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Okra
Okra is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Okra Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 33 40 Chili pepper
Protein 1.93 1.87 Okra
Fats 0.19 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 23 143.7 Chili pepper
Carbs 7.45 8.81 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 82 14 Okra
Potassium 299 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 57 23 Okra
Sugars 1.48 5.3 Okra
Fiber 3.2 1.5 Okra
Copper 0.109 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.58 0.26 Okra
Starch 0.34 Okra
Phosphorus 61 43 Okra
Sodium 7 9 Okra
Vitamin A 716 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.27 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.072 Okra
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.245 0.201 Okra
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.3 14 Okra
Folate 60 23 Okra
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.026 0.042 Okra
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.027 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.017 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.065 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.069 0.065 Okra
Leucine 0.105 0.105
Lysine 0.081 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.021 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.062 Okra
Valine 0.091 0.084 Okra
Histidine 0.031 0.041 Chili pepper
Fructose 0.57 Okra

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Okra - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169260/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.