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Bell pepper vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bell pepper and Broccoli

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus in Broccoli is higher than in Bell pepper.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin K 79% more than Bell pepper.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Broccoli, 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 -90.9%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%

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 B6 +28%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.8%
Contains more Folate +530%
Contains more Vitamin K +1273%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.8%
Contains more Folate +530%
Contains more Vitamin K +1273%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Broccoli Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 4.04g Broccoli
Protein 0.86g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.17g 0.37g Broccoli
Carbs 4.64g 6.64g Broccoli
Calories 20kcal 34kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.12g 0.68g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 1.7g 2.6g Broccoli
Calcium 10mg 47mg Broccoli
Iron 0.34mg 0.73mg Broccoli
Magnesium 10mg 21mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 20mg 66mg Broccoli
Potassium 175mg 316mg Broccoli
Sodium 3mg 33mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Copper 0.066mg 0.049mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370IU 623IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 89.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.071mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.639mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.175mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 63µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.036mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.036mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.039mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.007mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.036mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.01mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.039g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.011g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.038g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.