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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +178.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.177
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43% 25% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18% 24% 2%
Contains more Iron +178.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.177

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Choline +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Folate - 24
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 6% 35%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Choline +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.204
Equal in Folate - 24

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +54.5%
Contains more Fats +37.5%
Contains more Carbs +183.3%
Contains more Other +50.9%
Equal in Water - 94.79
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 1.87 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 8.81 g
Water: 88.02 g
Other: 0.86 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 3.11 g
Water: 94.79 g
Other: 0.57 g
Contains more Protein +54.5%
Contains more Fats +37.5%
Contains more Carbs +183.3%
Contains more Other +50.9%
Equal in Water - 94.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +162.6%
14% 8% 78%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.024 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
45% 6% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.084 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.091 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +162.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 2.11g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 1.21g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.32g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 3.11g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 17kcal Chili pepper
Fructose 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 5.3g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 1.5g 1g Chili pepper
Calcium 14mg 16mg Zucchini
Iron 1.03mg 0.37mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 38mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 261mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.26mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.129mg 0.053mg Chili pepper
Manganese 0.187mg 0.177mg Chili pepper
Selenium 0.5µg 0.2µg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 200IU Chili pepper
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 10µg Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.12mg Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7mg 17.9mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.045mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.451mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.163mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 24µg Zucchini
Choline 10.9mg 9.5mg Chili pepper
Vitamin K 14µg 4.3µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.01mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.029mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.044mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.071mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.067mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.018mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.043mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.054mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.084g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.011g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.091g Chili pepper
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.03g Zucchini
Omega-3 - ALA 0.061g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Zucchini
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Chili pepper
15%
Zucchini
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Chili pepper
12%
Zucchini

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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.