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Chili pepper vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chili pepper and Ginger

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Iron, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, and Vitamin A.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 154% more than Ginger.
  • Chili pepper contains 140 times more Vitamin K than Ginger. While Chili pepper contains 14µg of Vitamin K, Ginger contains only 0.1µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Ginger is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Ginger root, 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
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.8%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +75.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +71.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.8%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Copper +75.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin C +2774%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13900%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2774%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +13900%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.203

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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
18%
Ginger
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
3%
Ginger

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 Ginger
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Chili pepper Ginger
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 is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.161g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Ginger Opinion
Calories 40 80 Ginger
Protein 1.87 1.82 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 143.7 5 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 15.770000457763672 Ginger
Carbs 8.81 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.6 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 16 Ginger
Potassium 322 415 Ginger
Magnesium 23 43 Ginger
Sugar 5.3 1.7 Ginger
Fiber 1.5 2 Ginger
Copper 0.129 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 0.26 0.34 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 43 34 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 13 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 0 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.26 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.025 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.034 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.75 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.203 Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.16 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 0.1 Chili pepper
Folate 23 11 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.203 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.154 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.012 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.036 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.051 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.074 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.057 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.013 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.045 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.073 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.03 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 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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.