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Chili pepper vs Rapini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chili pepper and Rapini

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Copper, yet Rapini is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A, Manganese and Vitamin B1.
  • Rapini covers your daily Vitamin K needs 175% more than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Rapini. While Chili pepper contains 143.7mg of Vitamin C, Rapini contains only 20.2mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Broccoli raab, 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
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Rapini
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +207.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Iron +107.8%
Contains more Calcium +671.4%
Contains more Zinc +196.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 33% 18% 16% 14% 22% 32% 5%
Contains more Potassium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +207.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Iron +107.8%
Contains more Calcium +671.4%
Contains more Zinc +196.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22

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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Rapini
Contains more Vitamin C +611.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%
Contains more Folate +260.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.221
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 68% 158% 33% 0% 41% 30% 23% 20% 40% 0% 560% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +611.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%
Contains more Folate +260.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.221

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
66
Chili pepper
86
Rapini
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
27
Rapini

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
11%
Chili pepper
19%
Rapini
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
3%
Rapini
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
2%
Rapini

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Rapini
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?
Rapini
Rapini contains less Sugars (difference - 4.92g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rapini
Rapini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rapini
Rapini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Chili pepper Rapini Opinion
Calories 40 22 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 3.17 Rapini
Fats 0.44 0.49 Rapini
Vitamin C 143.7 20.2 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 2.85 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 2.14 Rapini
Calcium 14 108 Rapini
Potassium 322 196 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 22 Chili pepper
Sugars 5.3 0.38 Rapini
Fiber 1.5 2.7 Rapini
Copper 0.129 0.042 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.77 Rapini
Starch
Phosphorus 43 73 Rapini
Sodium 9 33 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 2622 Rapini
Vitamin E 0.69 1.62 Rapini
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.162 Rapini
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.129 Rapini
Vitamin B3 1.244 1.221 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.322 Rapini
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.171 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 224 Rapini
Folate 23 83 Rapini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.05 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.026 Rapini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.13 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.043 Rapini
Threonine 0.074 0.106 Rapini
Isoleucine 0.065 0.104 Rapini
Leucine 0.105 0.17 Rapini
Lysine 0.089 0.198 Rapini
Methionine 0.024 0.048 Rapini
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.128 Rapini
Valine 0.084 0.153 Rapini
Histidine 0.041 0.066 Rapini
Fructose 0.17 Rapini

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/nutrients
  2. Rapini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170381/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.