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Jalapeño vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jalapeño and Ginger

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Ginger is higher in Copper, Magnesium, and Manganese.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 126% more than Ginger.
  • Jalapeño contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Ginger. While Jalapeño contains 54µg of Vitamin A RAE, Ginger contains only 0µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Ginger root, 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 less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +391.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains less Sodium -76.9%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +186.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.3%
Contains more Zinc +142.9%
Contains more Copper +391.3%

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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0
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2272%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1276.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2272%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.9%
Contains more Folate +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +18400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 0.91g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.37g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 6.5g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 29kcal 80kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 1.7g Ginger
Fiber 2.8g 2g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 16mg Ginger
Iron 0.25mg 0.6mg Ginger
Magnesium 15mg 43mg Ginger
Phosphorus 26mg 34mg Ginger
Potassium 248mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 3mg 13mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.34mg Ginger
Copper 0.046mg 0.226mg Ginger
Vitamin A 1078IU 0IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.26mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.025mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.034mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.75mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.203mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.16mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 11µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 0.1µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.203g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Ginger
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
64
Jalapeño
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
18%
Ginger
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.