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Jalapeño vs Poblano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jalapeño and Poblano?

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, however Poblano is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Poblano's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 240% more.
  • Poblano contains 59 times less Vitamin C than Jalapeño. Jalapeño contains 118.6mg of Vitamin C, while Poblano contains 2mg.

We used Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Peppers, ancho, dried types 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 -93%
Contains more Calcium +408.3%
Contains more Iron +4272%
Contains more Magnesium +653.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +673.1%
Contains more Potassium +872.2%
Contains more Zinc +914.3%
Contains more Copper +1004.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 410% 81% 87% 213% 6% 39% 170%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Calcium +408.3%
Contains more Iron +4272%
Contains more Magnesium +653.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +673.1%
Contains more Potassium +872.2%
Contains more Zinc +914.3%
Contains more Copper +1004.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +5830%
Contains more Vitamin A +1795.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +532.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +743.7%
Contains more Folate +155.6%
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 1227% 0% 0% 7% 45% 521% 121% 120% 816% 52% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +5830%
Contains more Vitamin A +1795.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +532.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +743.7%
Contains more Folate +155.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Poblano Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 29.82g Poblano
Protein 0.91g 11.86g Poblano
Fats 0.37g 8.2g Poblano
Carbs 6.5g 51.42g Poblano
Calories 29kcal 281kcal Poblano
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g g Poblano
Fiber 2.8g 21.6g Poblano
Calcium 12mg 61mg Poblano
Iron 0.25mg 10.93mg Poblano
Magnesium 15mg 113mg Poblano
Phosphorus 26mg 201mg Poblano
Potassium 248mg 2411mg Poblano
Sodium 3mg 43mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 1.42mg Poblano
Copper 0.046mg 0.508mg Poblano
Vitamin A 1078IU 20438IU Poblano
Vitamin E 3.58mg mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 2mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.179mg Poblano
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 2.255mg Poblano
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 6.403mg Poblano
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 1.993mg Poblano
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 3.535mg Poblano
Folate 27µg 69µg Poblano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.155mg Poblano
Threonine mg 0.425mg Poblano
Isoleucine mg 0.373mg Poblano
Leucine mg 0.605mg Poblano
Lysine mg 0.515mg Poblano
Methionine mg 0.142mg Poblano
Phenylalanine mg 0.361mg Poblano
Valine mg 0.489mg Poblano
Histidine mg 0.232mg Poblano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.82g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.492g Poblano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 4.511g Poblano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Poblano
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
242
Poblano
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
128
Poblano

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
71%
Poblano
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
51%
Poblano
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
38%
Poblano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Poblano
Poblano is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Poblano
Poblano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poblano
Poblano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Poblano
Poblano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.728g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is cheaper (difference - $6.2)
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. Poblano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169396/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.