Paprika vs. Zucchini

Nutrition comparison of Paprika and Zucchini


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of paprika versus zucchini (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in paprika and zucchini:

  • Both zucchini and paprika are high in potassium.
  • Paprika has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than zucchini.
  • Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, calcium, dietary fiber, iron and protein.
  • Zucchini has 24.4 times less saturated fat than paprika.
  • Zucchini has 3.1 times less sugar than paprika.
  • Zucchini is a great source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of paprika and zucchini is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Paprika (Spices, paprika) and Zucchini (Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Paprika is high in calories and zucchini has 94% less calories than paprika - zucchini has 17 calories per 100 grams and paprika has 282 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, paprika is lighter in protein, lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to zucchini per calorie. Paprika has a macronutrient ratio of 14:55:31 and for zucchini, 24:62:14 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Paprika Zucchini
Protein 14% 24%
Carbohydrates 55% 62%
Fat 31% 14%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Paprika is high in carbohydrates and zucchini has 94% less carbohydrates than paprika - zucchini has 3.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and paprika has 54g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Paprika is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 33 times more dietary fiber than zucchini - zucchini has 1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and paprika has 34.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Zucchini has 3.1 times less sugar than paprika - zucchini has 2.5g of sugar per 100 grams and paprika has 10.3g of sugar.



Protein

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Paprika is an excellent source of protein and it has 10 times more protein than zucchini - zucchini has 1.2g of protein per 100 grams and paprika has 14.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Zucchini has 24.4 times less saturated fat than paprika - zucchini has 0.08g of saturated fat per 100 grams and paprika has 2.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Zucchini is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 18 times more Vitamin C than paprika - zucchini has 17.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and paprika has 0.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 245 times more Vitamin A than zucchini - zucchini has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and paprika has 2463ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin E and it has 241 times more Vitamin E than zucchini - zucchini has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and paprika has 29.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than zucchini - zucchini has 4.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and paprika has 80.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Paprika has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both paprika and zucchini contain significant amounts of folate.

Paprika Zucchini
Thiamin 0.33 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 1.23 MG 0.094 MG
Niacin 10.06 MG 0.451 MG
Pantothenic acid 2.51 MG 0.204 MG
Vitamin B6 2.141 MG 0.163 MG
Folate 49 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Paprika is an excellent source of calcium and it has 13 times more calcium than zucchini - zucchini has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and paprika has 229mg of calcium.

iron

Paprika is an excellent source of iron and it has 56 times more iron than zucchini - zucchini has 0.37mg of iron per 100 grams and paprika has 21.1mg of iron.

potassium

Both zucchini and paprika are high in potassium. Paprika has 774% more potassium than zucchini - zucchini has 261mg of potassium per 100 grams and paprika has 2280mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Paprika Zucchini
beta-carotene 26162 UG 120 UG
alpha-carotene 595 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 18944 UG 2125 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, paprika has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than zucchini per 100 grams.

Paprika Zucchini
alpha linoleic acid 0.453 G 0.061 G
Total 0.453 G 0.061 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, paprika has more linoleic acid than zucchini per 100 grams.

Paprika Zucchini
other omega 6 0.047 G 0.001 G
linoleic acid 7.314 G 0.03 G
Total 7.361 G 0.031 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Paprika (Spices, paprika) and Zucchini (Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw) .

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