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Peppers vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Peppers and Summer squash

  • Peppers are higher than Summer squash in Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 251% higher.
  • Peppers have 6 times more Vitamin A than Summer squash. While Peppers have 59µg of Vitamin A, Summer squash has only 10µg.
  • Summer squash has less Sugar.

The food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +241.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.29
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +242.9%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +241.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.29

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 +1326.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +376.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.1%
Contains more Folate +26.1%
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 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Contains more Vitamin C +1326.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +376.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.1%
Contains more Folate +26.1%

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 Summer squash
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 Summer squash Opinion
Calories 40kcal 16kcal Peppers
Protein 2g 1.21g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5mg 17mg Peppers
Net carbs 7.96g 2.25g Peppers
Carbs 9.46g 3.35g Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.2mg 0.35mg Peppers
Calcium 18mg 15mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 262mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Peppers
Sugar 5.1g 2.2g Summer squash
Fiber 1.5g 1.1g Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.051mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.29mg Peppers
Starch g g
Phosphorus 46mg 38mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 2mg Summer squash
Vitamin A 1179IU 200IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.12mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.048mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.487mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.155mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.218mg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 3µg Peppers
Folate 23µg 29µg Summer squash
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.044g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.089g Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.011mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.028mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.042mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg 0.069mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.065mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg 0.017mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.041mg Peppers
Valine 0.084mg 0.053mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.025mg Peppers
Fructose g 0.95g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Summer squash
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
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
3%
Summer squash
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.