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Peppers vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Peppers and Bamboo shoot?

  • Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A and Magnesium, yet Bamboo shoot is richer in Vitamin K, Zinc and Potassium.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 265% higher.
  • Peppers have 59 times more Vitamin A than Bamboo shoot. Peppers have 59µg of Vitamin A, while Bamboo shoot has 1µg.

We used Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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
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Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 4% 48% 3% 64% 30% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.19

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 +5962.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5795%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 20% 0% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +5962.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +5795%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
90
Peppers
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
24
Bamboo shoot

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 the food
Protein
12%
Peppers
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Peppers Bamboo shoot
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppers Bamboo shoot
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 Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sugars (difference - 2.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peppers Bamboo shoot Opinion
Calories 40 27 Peppers
Protein 2 2.6 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.2 0.3 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 242.5 4 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 5.2 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.5 Peppers
Calcium 18 13 Peppers
Potassium 340 533 Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 25 3 Peppers
Sugars 5.1 3 Bamboo shoot
Fiber 1.5 2.2 Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.174 0.19 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.3 1.1 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 46 59 Bamboo shoot
Sodium 7 4 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 1179 20 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 1 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.15 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.07 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.6 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.161 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.24 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 0 Peppers
Folate 23 7 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.069 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.007 Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.026 0.027 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.074 0.086 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.065 0.088 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.105 0.14 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.089 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.024 0.03 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.09 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.084 0.106 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.041 0.042 Bamboo shoot
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/nutrients
  2. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.