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Summer squash vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Summer squash and Bell pepper

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B2, however Bell pepper has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 70% higher.
  • Bell pepper has 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Summer squash. Summer squash has 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, while Bell pepper has 0.028mg.

Food types used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw and Peppers, sweet, 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
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.34

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 B2 +407.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +190%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
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% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +407.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +190%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +146.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224

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.
Summer squash Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 2.25g 2.94g Bell pepper
Protein 1.21g 0.86g Summer squash
Fats 0.18g 0.17g Summer squash
Carbs 3.35g 4.64g Bell pepper
Calories 16kcal 20kcal Bell pepper
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose 0.95g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.2g 2.4g Summer squash
Fiber 1.1g 1.7g Bell pepper
Calcium 15mg 10mg Summer squash
Iron 0.35mg 0.34mg Summer squash
Magnesium 17mg 10mg Summer squash
Phosphorus 38mg 20mg Summer squash
Potassium 262mg 175mg Summer squash
Sodium 2mg 3mg Summer squash
Zinc 0.29mg 0.13mg Summer squash
Copper 0.051mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 200IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.142mg 0.028mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487mg 0.48mg Summer squash
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.099mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 29µg 10µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.012mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.028mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.042mg 0.024mg Summer squash
Leucine 0.069mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Lysine 0.065mg 0.039mg Summer squash
Methionine 0.017mg 0.007mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.053mg 0.036mg Summer squash
Histidine 0.025mg 0.01mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.044g 0.058g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.008g Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.062g Summer squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Summer squash Bell 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
Summer squash
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
9
Bell 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
7%
Summer squash
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Summer squash
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/nutrients
  2. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.