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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.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 250% more.
  • Peppers have 6 times more Vitamin A than Zucchini. While Peppers have 59µg of Vitamin A, 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 Iron +224.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.32
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% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +224.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +228.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
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 C +1254.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +1254.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Zucchini
Low Calories diet ok
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Zucchini Opinion
Calories 40 17 Peppers
Protein 2 1.21 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 242.5 17.9 Peppers
Net carbs 7.960000038146973 2.109999895095825 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 3.11 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.37 Peppers
Calcium 18 16 Peppers
Potassium 340 261 Peppers
Magnesium 25 18 Peppers
Sugar 5.1 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.5 1 Peppers
Copper 0.174 0.053 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 46 38 Peppers
Sodium 7 8 Peppers
Vitamin A 1179 200 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.12 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.045 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.451 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.163 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 4.3 Peppers
Folate 23 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.084 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.011
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.091 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.01 Peppers
Threonine 0.074 0.029 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065 0.044 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.071 Peppers
Lysine 0.089 0.067 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.018 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.043 Peppers
Valine 0.084 0.054 Peppers
Histidine 0.041 0.026 Peppers
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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.