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Bell pepper vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bell pepper and Carrot?

  • Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Carrot is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 91% more.
  • Bell pepper has 14 times more Vitamin C than Carrot. While Bell pepper has 80.4mg of Vitamin C, Carrot has only 5.9mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Bell pepper is lower.

We used Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Carrots, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%

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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Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +1262.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4415.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%
Contains more Folate +90%
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 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1262.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4415.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%
Contains more Folate +90%

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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Carrot

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

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Carrot
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 richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Carrot Opinion
Calories 20 41 Carrot
Protein 0.86 0.93 Carrot
Fats 0.17 0.24 Carrot
Vitamin C 80.4 5.9 Bell pepper
Net carbs 2.940000057220459 6.78000020980835 Carrot
Carbs 4.64 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.3 Bell pepper
Calcium 10 33 Carrot
Potassium 175 320 Carrot
Magnesium 10 12 Carrot
Sugar 2.4 4.74 Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.066 0.045 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.24 Carrot
Starch 0 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 20 35 Carrot
Sodium 3 69 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.37 0.66 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.058 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.48 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.273 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.138 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 13.2 Carrot
Folate 10 19 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.014 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.012
Threonine 0.036 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.024 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.036 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.039 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.007 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.061 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.01 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 1.12 0.55 Bell pepper

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.