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Zucchini vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Zucchini and Chili pepper?

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Iron and Vitamin K than Zucchini.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 140% higher.
  • Zucchini is lower in Sugars.

We used Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Iron +178.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -11.1%
Contains more Iron +178.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +143.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%

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 C +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.201
Equal in Folate - 23
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +702.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +376%
Contains more Vitamin E +475%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +225.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.086
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.201
Equal in Folate - 23

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Zucchini
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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 the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Zucchini Chili pepper
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Chili 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 contains less Sugars?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sugars (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 17 40 Chili pepper
Protein 1.21 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.32 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 17.9 143.7 Chili pepper
Carbs 3.11 8.81 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 16 14 Zucchini
Potassium 261 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 18 23 Chili pepper
Sugars 2.5 5.3 Zucchini
Fiber 1 1.5 Chili pepper
Copper 0.053 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.32 0.26 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 8 9 Zucchini
Vitamin A 200 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.12 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.086 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.201 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 14 Chili pepper
Folate 24 23 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.042 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.01 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.029 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.044 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.071 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.067 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.018 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.054 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.026 0.041 Chili pepper
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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 of 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. 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.