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Jalapeño vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jalapeño and Bamboo shoot

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A, yet Bamboo shoot is higher in Copper, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 127% more than Bamboo shoot.
  • Jalapeño contains 54 times more Vitamin A than Bamboo shoot. While Jalapeño contains 54µg of Vitamin A, Bamboo shoot contains only 1µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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 Magnesium +400%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Zinc +685.7%
Contains more Copper +313%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Zinc +685.7%
Contains more Copper +313%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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 A +5290%
Contains more Vitamin E +258%
Contains more Vitamin C +2865%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5290%
Contains more Vitamin E +258%
Contains more Vitamin C +2865%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.07

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.
Jalapeño Bamboo shoot
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.37g 0.3g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 5.2g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 27kcal Jalapeño
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 3g Bamboo shoot
Fiber 2.8g 2.2g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 13mg Bamboo shoot
Iron 0.25mg 0.5mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 15mg 3mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 26mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 248mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 3mg 4mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 1.1mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.046mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 1078IU 20IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 1mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 4mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.07mg
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.161mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.24mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 7µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 0µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.069g Bamboo shoot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.007g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.134g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Bamboo shoot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
64
Jalapeño
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
24
Bamboo shoot

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
5%
Jalapeño
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients
  2. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.