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Peppers vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppers and Chili pepper different?

  • Peppers are higher in Vitamin C, and Copper, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 110% higher.

Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw are the varieties 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 Iron +16.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Equal in Potassium - 322
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 43
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Equal in Potassium - 322
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 43

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 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086
Equal in Vitamin K - 14
Equal in Folate - 23
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086
Equal in Vitamin K - 14
Equal in Folate - 23

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
90
Peppers
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
20
Chili pepper

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
12%
Peppers
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Peppers
2%
Chili pepper

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.
Peppers Chili pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Chili pepper
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 40 40
Protein 2 1.87 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 242.5 143.7 Peppers
Net carbs 7.960000038146973 7.309999942779541 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 8.81 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 1.03 Peppers
Calcium 18 14 Peppers
Potassium 340 322 Peppers
Magnesium 25 23 Peppers
Sugar 5.1 5.3 Peppers
Fiber 1.5 1.5
Copper 0.174 0.129 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.26 Peppers
Starch
Phosphorus 46 43 Peppers
Sodium 7 9 Peppers
Vitamin A 1179 952 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.69
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.072 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.086 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.201 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 14 Peppers
Folate 23 23
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.042 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.026
Threonine 0.074 0.074
Isoleucine 0.065 0.065
Leucine 0.105 0.105
Lysine 0.089 0.089
Methionine 0.024 0.024
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.062
Valine 0.084 0.084
Histidine 0.041 0.041
Fructose

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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/nutrients
  2. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.