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Potato vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Potato and Peppers

  • Peppers have more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Copper, and Vitamin A than Potato.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 248% more.
  • Potato contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, 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
Potato
3
:
Contains more Phosphorus +23.9%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 0.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.9%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Copper +58.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
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
Potato
3
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +58850%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1131%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +615%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +58850%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +1131%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +615%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato Peppers
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
18
Potato
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
23
Peppers

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

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/nutrients
  2. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.