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Chili pepper vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chili pepper and Cassava

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron and Vitamin A, however Cassava is higher in Manganese.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 137% more than Cassava.
  • Chili pepper has 48 times more Vitamin A than Cassava. While Chili pepper has 48µg of Vitamin A, Cassava has only 1µg.
  • Cassava has less Sugars.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Cassava, 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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Contains more Iron +281.5%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.3%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
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 11% 5% 24% 15% 34% 10% 12% 2%
Contains more Iron +281.5%
Contains more Potassium +18.8%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.3%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
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 +597.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7223.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
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 69% 1% 4% 0% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +597.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7223.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +17.4%

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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
14
Cassava

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
38%
Cassava
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Cassava

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 Cassava
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Cassava
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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sugars (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cassava
Cassava is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 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 Cassava Opinion
Calories 40 160 Cassava
Protein 1.87 1.36 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.28 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 20.6 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.27 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 16 Cassava
Potassium 322 271 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 21 Chili pepper
Sugars 5.3 1.7 Cassava
Fiber 1.5 1.8 Cassava
Copper 0.129 0.1 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.34 Cassava
Starch
Phosphorus 43 27 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 14 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 13 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.19 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.087 Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.048 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.854 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.107 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.088 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 1.9 Chili pepper
Folate 23 27 Cassava
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.074 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.075 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.048 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.019 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.028 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.027 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.039 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.044 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.011 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.026 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.035 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.02 Chili pepper
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/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.