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Potato vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Potato and Chili pepper

  • Potato contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 138% higher.
  • The amount of Sugar in Potato is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 Phosphorus +32.6%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.6%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Copper +17.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +629.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +47500%
Contains more Vitamin E +6800%
Contains more Vitamin C +629.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +600%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 7.31g Potato
Protein 2.05g 1.87g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.44g Chili pepper
Carbs 17.49g 8.81g Potato
Calories 77kcal 40kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 5.3g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 1.5g Potato
Calcium 12mg 14mg Chili pepper
Iron 0.81mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 57mg 43mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 322mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 9mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.26mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 2IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.072mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.086mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.201mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Folate 15µg 23µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 14µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.067mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.065mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
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 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.042g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.239g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato Chili pepper
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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
0%
Potato
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.