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Beetroot vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beetroot and Pimiento

  • Beetroot has more Folate, and Manganese, while Pimiento has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Vitamin K.
  • Pimiento covers your daily need of Vitamin C 89% more than Beetroot.
  • Beetroot contains 18 times more Folate than Pimiento. While Beetroot contains 109µg of Folate, Pimiento contains only 6µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beets, raw and Pimento, canned.

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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 Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +105.7%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Iron +110%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 2% 14% 5% 17% 6% 8% 2%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +105.7%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.3%
Contains more Iron +110%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%

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 B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1450%
Contains more Folate +1716.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1632.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +7945.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1625%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4050%
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 283% 160% 14% 0% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 0% 21% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1450%
Contains more Folate +1716.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1632.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +7945.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1625%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4050%

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
47
Pimiento
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
14
Pimiento

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
7%
Pimiento
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
5%
Pimiento
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Pimiento

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 Pimiento
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Beetroot Pimiento
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pimiento
Pimiento is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beetroot
Beetroot is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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

Nutrient Beetroot Pimiento Opinion
Calories 43 23 Beetroot
Protein 1.61 1.1 Beetroot
Fats 0.17 0.3 Pimiento
Vitamin C 4.9 84.9 Pimiento
Carbs 9.56 5.1 Beetroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 1.68 Pimiento
Calcium 16 6 Beetroot
Potassium 325 158 Beetroot
Magnesium 23 6 Beetroot
Sugar 6.76 2.71 Pimiento
Fiber 2.8 1.9 Beetroot
Copper 0.075 0.049 Beetroot
Zinc 0.35 0.19 Beetroot
Starch
Phosphorus 40 17 Beetroot
Sodium 78 14 Pimiento
Vitamin A 33 2655 Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.04 0.69 Pimiento
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.017 Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.06 Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.334 0.615 Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.01 Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067 0.215 Pimiento
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 8.3 Pimiento
Folate 109 6 Beetroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.045 Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.02 Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06 0.161 Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.019 0.014 Beetroot
Threonine 0.047 0.04 Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048 0.036 Beetroot
Leucine 0.068 0.058 Beetroot
Lysine 0.058 0.049 Beetroot
Methionine 0.018 0.013 Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046 0.034 Beetroot
Valine 0.056 0.046 Beetroot
Histidine 0.021 0.022 Pimiento
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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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.