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Bell pepper vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bell pepper and Beetroot

  • Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K, while Beetroot has more Folate, Manganese, and Iron.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 84% more than Beetroot.
  • Bell pepper contains 37 times more Vitamin K than Beetroot. While Bell pepper contains 7.4µg of Vitamin K, Beetroot contains only 0.2µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Bell pepper is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Beets, 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 less Sodium -96.2%
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 5% 29% 17% 25% 10% 18% 11%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
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%

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 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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +990%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.6%
Contains more Folate +990%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Beetroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs 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
34
Bell pepper
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
18
Beetroot

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
5%
Bell pepper
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Beetroot

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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/nutrients
  2. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.