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Peppers vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Peppers and Potato

  • Peppers have more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Copper, however Potato is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 248% more.
  • Peppers contain 69 times more Vitamin E than Potato. Peppers contain 0.69mg of Vitamin E , while Potato contains 0.01mg.
  • Potato contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw.

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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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3
Potato
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Zinc - 0.3
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Zinc - 0.3

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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3
Potato
Contains more Vitamin C +1131%
Contains more Vitamin A +58850%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +615%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.298
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +1131%
Contains more Vitamin A +58850%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +615%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.298

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Potato Opinion
Calories 40kcal 77kcal Potato
Protein 2g 2.05g Potato
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5mg 19.7mg Peppers
Net carbs 7.96g 15.39g Potato
Carbs 9.46g 17.49g Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.2mg 0.81mg Peppers
Calcium 18mg 12mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 425mg Potato
Magnesium 25mg 23mg Peppers
Sugar 5.1g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 1.5g 2.1g Potato
Copper 0.174mg 0.11mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.3mg
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Phosphorus 46mg 57mg Potato
Sodium 7mg 6mg Potato
Vitamin A 1179IU 2IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.01mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.081mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.032mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.295mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.298mg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 2µg Peppers
Folate 23µg 15µg Peppers
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.025g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.002g Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.042g Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.021mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.067mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine 0.105mg 0.098mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine 0.024mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.081mg Potato
Valine 0.084mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine 0.041mg 0.035mg Peppers
Fructose g 0.26g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Potato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Peppers
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.28g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 76)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers 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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/nutrients
  2. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.