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Chili pepper vs Cauliflower - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chili pepper and Cauliflower

  • Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper and Iron, yet Cauliflower is richer in Vitamin B5, Folate, Choline and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chili pepper is 106% higher.
  • Chili pepper contains 9 times more Vitamin E than Cauliflower. Chili pepper contains 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Cauliflower contains 0.08mg.

Food types used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Cauliflower, 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 +145.2%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Equal in Potassium - 299
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 44
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Contains more Iron +145.2%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +230.8%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Equal in Potassium - 299
Equal in Zinc - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 44

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 +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.7%
Contains more Folate +147.8%
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 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.7%
Contains more Folate +147.8%

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
30
Cauliflower
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
13
Cauliflower

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
12%
Cauliflower
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
5%
Cauliflower
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Cauliflower

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 Cauliflower
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars 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 Cauliflower
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 - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower contains less Sugars (difference - 3.39g)
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 Cauliflower Opinion
Calories 40 25 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 1.92 Cauliflower
Fats 0.44 0.28 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 48.2 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 4.97 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.42 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 22 Cauliflower
Potassium 322 299 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 15 Chili pepper
Sugars 5.3 1.91 Cauliflower
Fiber 1.5 2 Cauliflower
Copper 0.129 0.039 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.27 Cauliflower
Starch
Phosphorus 43 44 Cauliflower
Sodium 9 30 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 0 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.08 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.05 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.06 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.507 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.667 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.184 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 15.5 Cauliflower
Folate 23 57 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.13 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.034 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.031 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.02 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.076 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.065 0.071 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.105 0.106 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.089 0.217 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.024 0.02 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.065 Cauliflower
Valine 0.084 0.125 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.041 0.056 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 Cauliflower

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.