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Beetroot vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beetroot and Bell pepper

  • Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Iron, while Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 84% more than Beetroot.
  • Beetroot contains 11 times more Folate than Bell pepper. While Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, Bell pepper contains only 10µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Bell pepper is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beets, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, raw.

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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 +60%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +169.2%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains more Zinc +169.2%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%

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 B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +990%
Contains more Vitamin A +1021.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +825%
Contains more Vitamin C +1540.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +990%
Contains more Vitamin A +1021.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +825%
Contains more Vitamin C +1540.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 2.94g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.86g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.17g
Carbs 9.56g 4.64g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 20kcal Beetroot
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 6.76g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 2.8g 1.7g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 10mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 0.34mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 10mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 20mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 175mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.35mg 0.13mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.066mg Beetroot
Vitamin A 33IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.028mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.099mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 109µg 10µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.012mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.024mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.039mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.007mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.056mg 0.036mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.01mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.058g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.008g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Bell pepper
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
12
Beetroot
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.