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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 Sugars 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
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Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Zinc +169.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Zinc +169.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
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 C +1540.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1021.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +825%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +990%
Contains more Vitamin C +1540.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1021.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +825%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3600%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
10%
Beetroot
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beetroot Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 43 20 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 0.86 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.17
Vitamin C 4.9 80.4 Bell pepper
Carbs 9.56 4.64 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.34 Beetroot
Calcium 16 10 Beetroot
Potassium 325 175 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 10 Beetroot
Sugars 6.76 2.4 Bell pepper
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.066 Beetroot
Zinc 0.35 0.13 Beetroot
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 40 20 Beetroot
Sodium 78 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 33 370 Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.04 0.37 Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.057 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.028 Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.48 Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.099 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.224 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 7.4 Bell pepper
Folate 109 10 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.058 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.008 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.062 Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.019 0.012 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.036 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.024 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 0.036 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 0.039 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.007 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.092 Bell pepper
Valine 0.056 0.036 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 0.01 Beetroot
Fructose 1.12 Bell pepper

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.