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Chili pepper vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chili pepper and Zucchini?

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin K than Zucchini.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 140% higher.
  • Zucchini has 6 times less Vitamin E than Chili pepper. Chili pepper has 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Zucchini has 0.12mg.
  • Zucchini is lower in Sugar.

We used Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +178.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
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% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +178.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%

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 +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Folate - 24
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Folate - 24

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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
12
Zucchini

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%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
3%
Zucchini
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Zucchini

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

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Chili pepper Zucchini
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?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Zucchini Opinion
Calories 40 17 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 1.21 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.32 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 17.9 Chili pepper
Net carbs 7.309999942779541 2.109999895095825 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 3.11 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.37 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 16 Zucchini
Potassium 322 261 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 18 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.5 1 Chili pepper
Copper 0.129 0.053 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 43 38 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 8 Zucchini
Vitamin A 952 200 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.12 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.045 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.451 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.163 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 4.3 Chili pepper
Folate 23 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.084 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.011 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.091 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.01 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.029 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.044 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.071 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.067 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.018 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.043 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.054 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.026 Chili pepper
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.