Nutrition for Serrano Pepper

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Serrano Pepper Nutrition Summary

One serrano pepper (6.1 grams or 0.22 oz) contains 2 calories and 0.1 grams of protein. Serrano pepper consist of 90% water, 7% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Serrano pepper is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including potassium. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C.

In one serrano pepper:

  • Calories: 2
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 0.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in serrano pepper.

See the Serrano Pepper Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Peppers, serrano, raw.

Calories in Serrano Pepper

Serrano pepper has 2 calories per serrano pepper or 33 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

80 percent of calories in serrano pepper are from carbohydrates and 20% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 80% of the calories in serrano pepper are from carbohydrates. The carbs in serrano pepper are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (50% and 50%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single serrano pepper contains 1% of recommended daily values or 0.2 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in serrano pepper.

Calories from Fat

Serrano pepper does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Serrano pepper is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per serrano pepper. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in serrano pepper are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol or monounsaturated fat in serrano pepper.

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Protein in Serrano Pepper

A single serrano pepper contains 0.1 grams of protein. Serrano pepper is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.11 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in serrano pepper.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Serrano Pepper

An good source of nutrients, serrano pepper contains abundant amounts of potassium. A single serrano pepper contains 18.6 mg of potassium.

Vitamins in serrano pepper (1 pepper):
  • Vitamin a: 2.9 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 1.4 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.7 ug
Minerals in serrano pepper (1 pepper):
  • Calcium: 0.7 mg
  • Potassium: 18.6 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 1.3 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: < 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 2.4 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 0.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in serrano pepper.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Serrano Pepper [3]

Serrano pepper contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoids luteolin and quercetin. In one serrano pepper:

  • beta-carotene: 33 ug
  • alpha-carotene: 1 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 33 ug
  • luteolin: 0.25 mg
  • Quercetin: 0.97 mg

Serrano Pepper Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Serrano Pepper in Cooking

Serrano pepper is in the top 25% most popular ingredients for recipes. Serrano Pepper can be consumed raw and is often seeded, minced or chopped before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two serrano peppers.

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