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Peppers vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppers and Jalapeño different?

  • Peppers are higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, and Manganese, however Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 138% higher.
  • Peppers contain 5 times more Iron than Jalapeño. While Peppers contain 1.2mg of Iron, Jalapeño contains only 0.25mg.

Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +278.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +278.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%

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 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1078
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1078

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 3.7g Peppers
Protein 2g 0.91g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 9.46g 6.5g Peppers
Calories 40kcal 29kcal Peppers
Starch g g
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 5.1g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 1.5g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 18mg 12mg Peppers
Iron 1.2mg 0.25mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 15mg Peppers
Phosphorus 46mg 26mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 248mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.3mg 0.14mg Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.046mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 1078IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 118.6mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.04mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.07mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 23µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.026mg mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg mg Peppers
Valine 0.084mg mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.092g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.112g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Jalapeño
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
90
Peppers
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Peppers
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.