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Bell pepper vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bell pepper and Chinese cabbage different?

  • Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper, however Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 39% higher.
  • Bell pepper contains 3 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. While Bell pepper contains 0.066mg of Copper, Chinese cabbage contains only 0.021mg.

Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 30% 14% 16% 23% 9% 6% 7%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +214.3%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%

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 E +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +514.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.5
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 269% 2% 0% 150% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 50% 0% 114%
Contains more Vitamin E +311.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Folate +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +514.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Chinese cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 1.18g Bell pepper
Protein 0.86g 1.5g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.17g 0.2g Chinese cabbage
Carbs 4.64g 2.18g Bell pepper
Calories 20kcal 13kcal Bell pepper
Starch 0g g Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 1.18g Chinese cabbage
Fiber 1.7g 1g Bell pepper
Calcium 10mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Iron 0.34mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 19mg Chinese cabbage
Phosphorus 20mg 37mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 175mg 252mg Chinese cabbage
Sodium 3mg 65mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.19mg Chinese cabbage
Copper 0.066mg 0.021mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.09mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 45mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.04mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.5mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.088mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.194mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.015mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.036mg 0.049mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.036mg 0.088mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.039mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.007mg 0.009mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.044mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.066mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.01mg 0.026mg Chinese cabbage
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.015g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.096g Chinese cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Chinese cabbage
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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
17
Chinese cabbage

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.