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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 Sugar.

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
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

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 Chili pepper
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 17kcal 40kcal Chili pepper
Protein 1.21g 1.87g Chili pepper
Fats 0.32g 0.44g Chili pepper
Vitamin C 17.9mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Net carbs 2.11g 7.31g Chili pepper
Carbs 3.11g 8.81g Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 1.03mg Chili pepper
Calcium 16mg 14mg Zucchini
Potassium 261mg 322mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Chili pepper
Sugar 2.5g 5.3g Zucchini
Fiber 1g 1.5g Chili pepper
Copper 0.053mg 0.129mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.32mg 0.26mg Zucchini
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 43mg Chili pepper
Sodium 8mg 9mg Zucchini
Vitamin A 200IU 952IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.69mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.072mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.086mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 1.244mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.201mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.506mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 14µg Chili pepper
Folate 24µg 23µg Zucchini
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.042g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.024g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.239g Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.029mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.071mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.067mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.018mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.054mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.026mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
7%
Zucchini
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.