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Jalapeño vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Jalapeño and Papaya

  • Jalapeño is higher than Papaya in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K and Vitamin B3.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 64% more than Papaya.
  • Jalapeño contains 12 times more Vitamin E than Papaya. While Jalapeño contains 3.58mg of Vitamin E , Papaya contains only 0.3mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Jalapeño is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Papayas, 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
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Papaya
Contains more Potassium +36.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +160%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.045
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Potassium +36.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +160%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Copper - 0.045

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1002.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +611.5%
Contains more Folate +37%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin C +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1002.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +611.5%
Contains more Folate +37%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
64
Jalapeño
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
9
Papaya

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 the food
Protein
5%
Jalapeño
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
11%
Papaya
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Papaya

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jalapeño Papaya
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Papaya
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 Saturated Fat?
Papaya
Papaya is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sugars (difference - 3.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño 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 richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jalapeño Papaya Opinion
Calories 29 43 Papaya
Protein 0.91 0.47 Jalapeño
Fats 0.37 0.26 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6 60.9 Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5 10.82 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.25
Calcium 12 20 Papaya
Potassium 248 182 Jalapeño
Magnesium 15 21 Papaya
Sugars 4.12 7.82 Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Jalapeño
Copper 0.046 0.045 Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14 0.08 Jalapeño
Starch 0 Papaya
Phosphorus 26 10 Jalapeño
Sodium 3 8 Jalapeño
Vitamin A 1078 950 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58 0.3 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.023 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.027 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28 0.357 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315 0.191 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.038 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 18.5 2.6 Jalapeño
Folate 27 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.081 Papaya
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112 0.058 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.008 Papaya
Threonine 0.011 Papaya
Isoleucine 0.008 Papaya
Leucine 0.016 Papaya
Lysine 0.025 Papaya
Methionine 0.002 Papaya
Phenylalanine 0.009 Papaya
Valine 0.01 Papaya
Histidine 0.005 Papaya
Fructose 2.63 3.73 Papaya

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 of 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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.