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Chili pepper vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili pepper and Tomato different?

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin K than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 144% more than Tomato.
  • Chili pepper has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Tomato. Chili pepper has 0.506mg of Vitamin B6, while Tomato has 0.08mg.
  • Tomato contains less Sugar.

Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average types were 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 +40%
Contains more Iron +281.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +118.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +281.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Copper +118.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin A +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +948.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.5%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +77.2%
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +948.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.5%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +77.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 2.69g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 0.88g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.2g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 3.89g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 18kcal Chili pepper
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 5.3g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 1.5g 1.2g Chili pepper
Calcium 14mg 10mg Chili pepper
Iron 1.03mg 0.27mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 11mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 24mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 237mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.26mg 0.17mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.059mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 833IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.54mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 13.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.037mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.019mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.594mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.08mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 15µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 7.9µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.006mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.027mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.018mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.027mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.006mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.027mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.018mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.014mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.083g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
4%
Tomato
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.67g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.