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Jalapeño vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jalapeño and Summer squash

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Fiber, however Summer squash is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily Vitamin C needs 113% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash has 30 times less Vitamin E than Jalapeño. Jalapeño has 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Summer squash has 0.12mg.
  • Summer squash contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +10.9%
Equal in Potassium - 262
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% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +107.1%
Contains more Copper +10.9%
Equal in Potassium - 262

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 +439%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +597.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Equal in Folate - 29
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 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +439%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +597.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.9%
Equal in Folate - 29

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 2.25g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 1.21g Summer squash
Fats 0.37g 0.18g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 3.35g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 16kcal Jalapeño
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g 0.95g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 2.2g Summer squash
Fiber 2.8g 1.1g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 15mg Summer squash
Iron 0.25mg 0.35mg Summer squash
Magnesium 15mg 17mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 26mg 38mg Summer squash
Potassium 248mg 262mg Summer squash
Sodium 3mg 2mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.14mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.046mg 0.051mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 1078IU 200IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.12mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 17mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.487mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.155mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.218mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 3µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Summer squash
Threonine mg 0.028mg Summer squash
Isoleucine mg 0.042mg Summer squash
Leucine mg 0.069mg Summer squash
Lysine mg 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Summer squash
Valine mg 0.053mg Summer squash
Histidine mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.044g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.016g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.089g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Summer squash
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
18
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
3%
Summer squash
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.