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Chili pepper vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chili pepper and Summer squash

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Copper, and Iron in Chili pepper is higher than in Summer squash.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 141% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash has 6 times less Vitamin E than Chili pepper. Chili pepper has 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Summer squash has 0.12mg.
  • Summer squash contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 +194.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +152.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.5%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +194.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +152.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.5%
Equal in Calcium - 15

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 A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +745.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.1%
Contains more Folate +26.1%
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 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +745.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.1%
Contains more Folate +26.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 2.25g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 1.21g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.18g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 3.35g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 16kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 5.3g 2.2g Summer squash
Fiber 1.5g 1.1g Chili pepper
Calcium 14mg 15mg Summer squash
Iron 1.03mg 0.35mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 38mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 262mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.26mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.129mg 0.051mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 200IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.12mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 17mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.048mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.487mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.155mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.218mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 3µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.011mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.028mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.042mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.069mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.017mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.053mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.044g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.016g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.089g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chili pepper Summer squash
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
3%
Summer squash
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.