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Bell pepper vs. Basil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bell pepper and Basil?

  • Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, yet Basil is higher in Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Basil's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 340% more.
  • Bell pepper has 4 times more Vitamin C than Basil. While Bell pepper has 80.4mg of Vitamin C, Basil has only 18mg.

We used Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Basil, fresh 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 less Sodium -25%
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 +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Contains less Sodium -25%
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 +∞%

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.
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Basil
Contains more Vitamin C +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

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

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%
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 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 Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +5700%
Contains more Fructose +5500%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
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
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
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +5700%
Contains more Fructose +5500%
Contains more Galactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Basil
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
32%
Bell pepper
121%
Basil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Bell pepper
57%
Basil

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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.