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Jalapeño vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jalapeño and Chili pepper different?

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin E , and Fiber, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 28% more than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño has 5 times more Vitamin E than Chili pepper. Jalapeño has 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Chili pepper has 0.69mg.

Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types were used in this article.

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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 -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +312%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +180.4%
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% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +312%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +180.4%

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 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.244
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.244

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 7.31g Chili pepper
Protein 0.91g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.37g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 6.5g 8.81g Chili pepper
Calories 29kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 5.3g Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8g 1.5g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 14mg Chili pepper
Iron 0.25mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 15mg 23mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 26mg 43mg Chili pepper
Potassium 248mg 322mg Chili pepper
Sodium 3mg 9mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.26mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.046mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 1078IU 952IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.69mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 1.244mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.201mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 27µg 23µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 14µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.042g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.024g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Chili pepper
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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
20
Chili pepper

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%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper 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 richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.