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Basil vs. Bell pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Basil and Bell pepper?

  • Basil is higher in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc, yet Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 340% more.
  • Basil has 18 times more Calcium than Bell pepper. While Basil has 177mg of Calcium, Bell pepper has only 10mg.

We used Basil, fresh and Peppers, sweet, green, raw types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +1670%
Contains more Iron +832.4%
Contains more Magnesium +540%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +68.6%
Contains more Zinc +523.1%
Contains more Copper +483.3%
Contains more Manganese +841%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1670%
Contains more Iron +832.4%
Contains more Magnesium +540%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +68.6%
Contains more Zinc +523.1%
Contains more Copper +483.3%
Contains more Manganese +841%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Basil
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Contains more Vitamin A +1325.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.1%
Contains more Folate +580%
Contains more Choline +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +5505.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 7% 1037%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.1%
Contains more Folate +580%
Contains more Choline +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +5505.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +266.3%
Contains more Fats +276.5%
Contains more Other +240.9%
Contains more Carbs +75.1%
Equal in Water - 93.89
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +266.3%
Contains more Fats +276.5%
Contains more Other +240.9%
Contains more Carbs +75.1%
Equal in Water - 93.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +527.4%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +527.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +5700%
Contains more Fructose +5500%
6% 6% 87%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.02 g
Fructose: 0.02 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.27 g
5% 49% 47%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.11 g
Glucose: 1.16 g
Fructose: 1.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +5700%
Contains more Fructose +5500%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Basil Bell pepper
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 2.94g Bell pepper
Protein 3.15g 0.86g Basil
Fats 0.64g 0.17g Basil
Carbs 2.65g 4.64g Bell pepper
Calories 23kcal 20kcal Basil
Fructose 0.02g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 0.3g 2.4g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 1.7g Bell pepper
Calcium 177mg 10mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 0.34mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 10mg Basil
Phosphorus 56mg 20mg Basil
Potassium 295mg 175mg Basil
Sodium 4mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.81mg 0.13mg Basil
Copper 0.385mg 0.066mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 0.122mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 0µg Basil
Vitamin A 5275IU 370IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 18µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.37mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.028mg Basil
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 0.48mg Basil
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.099mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 68µg 10µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 5.5mg Basil
Vitamin K 414.8µg 7.4µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.012mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg 0.036mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.024mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg 0.036mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg 0.039mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg 0.007mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.092mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg 0.036mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg 0.01mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.058g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.008g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.062g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Basil Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Basil
32%
Bell pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
9%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Basil
Basil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.