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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
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Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +312%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +180.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +312%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +180.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%

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 Vitamin K +32.1%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
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 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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +32.1%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Chili pepper
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.