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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
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Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70%
Contains more Zinc +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
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 C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +407.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +190%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
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 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 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

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Summer squash Bell pepper
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.