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Chili pepper vs Yam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chili pepper and Yam

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Iron, however Yam is richer in Potassium, Fiber, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 141% more than Yam.
  • Yam has 11 times less Sugar than Chili pepper. Chili pepper has 5.3g of Sugar, while Yam has 0.5g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Yam, 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 +90.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Copper +38%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Equal in Sodium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Contains more Iron +90.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +153.4%
Contains more Copper +38%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Equal in Sodium - 9

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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Yam
Contains more Vitamin C +740.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +589.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.2%
Equal in Folate - 23
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% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +740.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +589.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.2%
Equal in Folate - 23

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
19
Yam
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
25
Yam

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
9%
Yam
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
28%
Yam
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Yam

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

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Chili pepper Yam
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?
Yam
Yam is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yam
Yam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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 contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (9 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Yam Opinion
Calories 40 118 Yam
Protein 1.87 1.53 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.17 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 17.1 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 23.780000686645508 Yam
Carbs 8.81 27.88 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.54 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 17 Yam
Potassium 322 816 Yam
Magnesium 23 21 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 0.5 Yam
Fiber 1.5 4.1 Yam
Copper 0.129 0.178 Yam
Zinc 0.26 0.24 Chili pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 43 55 Yam
Sodium 9 9
Vitamin A 952 138 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.35 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.112 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.032 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.552 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.314 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.293 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 2.3 Chili pepper
Folate 23 23
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.037 Yam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.006 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.076 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.012 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.054 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.052 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.096 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.059 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.021 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.071 Yam
Valine 0.084 0.062 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.034 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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.