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Jalapeño vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Jalapeño and Zucchini?

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B3 than Zucchini.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 112% higher.
  • Zucchini has 30 times less Vitamin E than Jalapeño. Jalapeño has 3.58mg of Vitamin E , while Zucchini has 0.12mg.

We used Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw types in this comparison.

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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 -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Equal in Potassium - 261
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% 2% 9% 18%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Equal in Potassium - 261

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 +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.3%
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% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +439%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 2.11g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 0.37g 0.32g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 3.11g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 17kcal Jalapeño
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose 2.63g 1.38g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 2.8g 1g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 16mg Zucchini
Iron 0.25mg 0.37mg Zucchini
Magnesium 15mg 18mg Zucchini
Phosphorus 26mg 38mg Zucchini
Potassium 248mg 261mg Zucchini
Sodium 3mg 8mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.046mg 0.053mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 1078IU 200IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.12mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 17.9mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.451mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.204mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.163mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 24µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 4.3µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine mg 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.084g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.011g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.091g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Zucchini
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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
12
Zucchini

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%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
3%
Zucchini
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.