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Chili pepper vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili pepper and Peppers different?

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin B6, however Peppers are richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 110% higher.
  • Chili pepper contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Peppers. While Chili pepper contains 0.506mg of Vitamin B6, Peppers contain only 0.278mg.

Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, 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 Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Copper +34.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 46
Equal in Potassium - 340
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Copper +34.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 46
Equal in Potassium - 340

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 B3 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Folate - 23
Equal in Vitamin K - 14.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.09
Equal in Folate - 23
Equal in Vitamin K - 14.3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Peppers Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 7.96g Peppers
Protein 1.87g 2g Peppers
Fats 0.44g 0.2g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 9.46g Peppers
Calories 40kcal 40kcal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.3g 5.1g Peppers
Fiber 1.5g 1.5g
Calcium 14mg 18mg Peppers
Iron 1.03mg 1.2mg Peppers
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Peppers
Phosphorus 43mg 46mg Peppers
Potassium 322mg 340mg Peppers
Sodium 9mg 7mg Peppers
Zinc 0.26mg 0.3mg Peppers
Copper 0.129mg 0.174mg Peppers
Vitamin A 952IU 1179IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.69mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 242.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.95mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.061mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.278mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 23µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 14.3µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.026mg
Threonine 0.074mg 0.074mg
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.065mg
Leucine 0.105mg 0.105mg
Lysine 0.089mg 0.089mg
Methionine 0.024mg 0.024mg
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.062mg
Valine 0.084mg 0.084mg
Histidine 0.041mg 0.041mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.021g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.011g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.109g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Peppers
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
23
Peppers

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
12%
Peppers
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
9%
Peppers
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Peppers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.