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Jalapeño vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jalapeño and Tomato different?

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Fiber than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily need of Vitamin C 117% more than Tomato.
  • Jalapeño has 7 times more Vitamin E than Tomato. Jalapeño has 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Tomato has 0.54mg.

Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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 more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563%
Contains more Vitamin C +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.8%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563%
Contains more Vitamin C +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.8%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 2.69g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 0.88g Jalapeño
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 3.89g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 18kcal Jalapeño
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose 2.63g 1.37g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 2.8g 1.2g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 10mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.25mg 0.27mg Tomato
Magnesium 15mg 11mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 26mg 24mg Jalapeño
Potassium 248mg 237mg Jalapeño
Sodium 3mg 5mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.17mg Tomato
Copper 0.046mg 0.059mg Tomato
Vitamin A 1078IU 833IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.54mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 13.7mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.037mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.019mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.594mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.089mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.08mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 15µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 7.9µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine mg 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine mg 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.083g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
4%
Tomato
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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 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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.