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Zucchini vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Zucchini and Jalapeño?

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B3 than Zucchini.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 112% higher.

We used Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 Iron +48%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Equal in Potassium - 248
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +48%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +128.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Equal in Potassium - 248

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 B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +439%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +330.2%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
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 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +562.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +439%
Contains more Vitamin E +2883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +330.2%
Contains more Folate +12.5%

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 Jalapeño
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 17kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Protein 1.21g 0.91g Zucchini
Fats 0.32g 0.37g Jalapeño
Vitamin C 17.9mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Net carbs 2.11g 3.7g Jalapeño
Carbs 3.11g 6.5g Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.37mg 0.25mg Zucchini
Calcium 16mg 12mg Zucchini
Potassium 261mg 248mg Zucchini
Magnesium 18mg 15mg Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 4.12g Zucchini
Fiber 1g 2.8g Jalapeño
Copper 0.053mg 0.046mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.14mg Zucchini
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Phosphorus 38mg 26mg Zucchini
Sodium 8mg 3mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 200IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.12mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.04mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.07mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Folate 24µg 27µg Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.092g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.112g Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.01mg mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.029mg mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg mg Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g 2.63g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Zucchini Jalapeño
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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
10
Jalapeño

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%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño 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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.