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Chili pepper vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili pepper and Broccoli different?

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Copper, however Broccoli is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Broccoli is 73% higher.
  • Chili pepper contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Broccoli. While Chili pepper contains 0.506mg of Vitamin B6, Broccoli contains only 0.175mg.

Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Broccoli, raw are the varieties used 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
Contains more Iron +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Calcium +235.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 316
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains more Iron +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Calcium +235.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 316

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 A +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.1%
Contains more Folate +173.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +189.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.1%
Contains more Folate +173.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.071

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 4.04g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.44g 0.37g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 6.64g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 34kcal Chili pepper
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli
Sugar 5.3g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 1.5g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 14mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 1.03mg 0.73mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 322mg 316mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 33mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.129mg 0.049mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 623IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 89.2mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.071mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.639mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.175mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 63µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.074mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.105mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.089mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.024mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.084mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.041mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.011g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.038g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Broccoli
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
66
Chili pepper
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
18
Broccoli

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%
Chili pepper
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
7%
Broccoli
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.