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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 more Copper +163.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Calcium +235.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Equal in Potassium - 316
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Iron +41.1%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Calcium +235.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Equal in Potassium - 316
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chili pepper Broccoli
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Broccoli Opinion
Calories 40 34 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.44 0.37 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 89.2 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 4.039999961853027 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 6.64 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.73 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 47 Broccoli
Potassium 322 316 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 21 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 1.5 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.129 0.049 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 43 66 Broccoli
Sodium 9 33 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 623 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.071 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.639 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.175 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 23 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.011 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.038 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.074 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.065 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.105 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.089 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.024 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.084 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.041 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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.