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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 Sugars.

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
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Contains more Iron +194.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +152.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +194.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Copper +152.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
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 C +745.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin C +745.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
3%
Summer squash
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Summer squash

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 Summer squash
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Summer squash
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 Sugars?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sugars (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)

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

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 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. 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.