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Bamboo shoot vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bamboo shoot and Bell pepper different?

  • Bamboo shoot is higher in Copper, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Manganese, and Phosphorus, however Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 85% higher.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 8 times more Zinc than Bell pepper. While Bamboo shoot contains 1.1mg of Zinc, Bell pepper contains only 0.13mg.

Bamboo shoots, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +30%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195%
Contains more Potassium +204.6%
Contains more Zinc +746.2%
Contains more Copper +187.9%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Iron +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +195%
Contains more Potassium +204.6%
Contains more Zinc +746.2%
Contains more Copper +187.9%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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 E +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1750%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1750%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224

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.
Bamboo shoot Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3g 2.94g Bamboo shoot
Protein 2.6g 0.86g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.17g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 4.64g Bamboo shoot
Calories 27kcal 20kcal Bamboo shoot
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 3g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 2.2g 1.7g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 10mg Bamboo shoot
Iron 0.5mg 0.34mg Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 3mg 10mg Bell pepper
Phosphorus 59mg 20mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 175mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 1.1mg 0.13mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.066mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 1mg 0.37mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.057mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.028mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.48mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.099mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.224mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 10µg Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.012mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.036mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.024mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.036mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.039mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.007mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.106mg 0.036mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.01mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.058g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.008g Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.062g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
14
Bamboo shoot
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
9
Bell 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
16%
Bamboo shoot
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.