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Chili pepper vs. Bamboo shoot — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chili pepper and Bamboo shoot

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Bamboo shoot is higher in Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 155% more than Bamboo shoot.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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 Iron +106%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Manganese +40.1%
Contains more Selenium +60%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43% 25% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64% 35% 5%
Contains more Iron +106%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Manganese +40.1%
Contains more Selenium +60%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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 A +4660%
Contains more Vitamin C +3492.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.8%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 6% 35%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +4660%
Contains more Vitamin C +3492.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.8%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +69.4%
Contains more Protein +39%
Equal in Water - 91
Equal in Other - 0.9
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 1.87 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 8.81 g
Water: 88.02 g
Other: 0.86 g
3% 5% 91%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.2 g
Water: 91 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Fats +46.7%
Contains more Carbs +69.4%
Contains more Protein +39%
Equal in Water - 91
Equal in Other - 0.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +242.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +78.4%
14% 8% 78%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.024 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
33% 3% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +242.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +78.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 3g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.44g 0.3g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 5.2g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 27kcal Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3g 3g Bamboo shoot
Fiber 1.5g 2.2g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 14mg 13mg Chili pepper
Iron 1.03mg 0.5mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 3mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 322mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 9mg 4mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.26mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.129mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Manganese 0.187mg 0.262mg Bamboo shoot
Selenium 0.5µg 0.8µg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 952IU 20IU Chili pepper
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 1µg Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 143.7mg 4mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.07mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.6mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.161mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.24mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 7µg Chili pepper
Choline 10.9mg 0mg Chili pepper
Vitamin K 14µg 0µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.074mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.105mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.089mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.024mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.084mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.041mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.069g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.007g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.134g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Bamboo shoot
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
61%
Chili pepper
13%
Bamboo shoot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Chili pepper
23%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/nutrients
  2. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.