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Peppers vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppers and Zucchini?

  • Peppers are richer than Zucchini in Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 250% more.
  • Peppers have 6 times more Vitamin A RAE than Zucchini. While Peppers have 59µg of Vitamin A RAE, Zucchini has only 10µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Zucchini is lower.

We used Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw types 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 +12.5%
Contains more Iron +224.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.32
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +224.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.32

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 A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +1254.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +232.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Folate - 24
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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin C +1254.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +232.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.094
Equal in Folate - 24

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 Zucchini
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 2.11g Peppers
Protein 2g 1.21g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 9.46g 3.11g Peppers
Calories 40kcal 17kcal Peppers
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 5.1g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 1.5g 1g Peppers
Calcium 18mg 16mg Peppers
Iron 1.2mg 0.37mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 18mg Peppers
Phosphorus 46mg 38mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 261mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 8mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.174mg 0.053mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 200IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.12mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 17.9mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.045mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.451mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.163mg Peppers
Folate 23µg 24µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 4.3µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.01mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.029mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.044mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg 0.071mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.067mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg 0.018mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.043mg Peppers
Valine 0.084mg 0.054mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.026mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.084g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.011g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.091g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Zucchini
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
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
12
Zucchini

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%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.