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Zucchini vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Zucchini and Bell pepper

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin B2, however Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 69% more than Zucchini.
  • Bell pepper has 3 times less Vitamin B2 than Zucchini. Zucchini has 0.094mg of Vitamin B2, while Bell pepper has 0.028mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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 +60%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +49.1%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Copper +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
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 +235.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +349.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48
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%
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 +235.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +349.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +85%
Contains more Vitamin E +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.48

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 17kcal 20kcal Bell pepper
Protein 1.21g 0.86g Zucchini
Fats 0.32g 0.17g Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Net carbs 2.11g 2.94g Bell pepper
Carbs 3.11g 4.64g Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 0.34mg Zucchini
Calcium 16mg 10mg Zucchini
Potassium 261mg 175mg Zucchini
Magnesium 18mg 10mg Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 1g 1.7g Bell pepper
Copper 0.053mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.32mg 0.13mg Zucchini
Starch 0g 0g
Phosphorus 38mg 20mg Zucchini
Sodium 8mg 3mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 200IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.028mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.099mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Folate 24µg 10µg Zucchini
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.058g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.008g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.062g Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.012mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.029mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.024mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg 0.036mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg 0.039mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg 0.007mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.054mg 0.036mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g 1.12g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Bell pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
16
Zucchini
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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%
Zucchini
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper 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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.