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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 RAE.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
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 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Manganese +17.2%
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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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 Folate +90%
Contains more Choline +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 5% 33%
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 Folate +90%
Contains more Choline +60%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +41.2%
Contains more Carbs +106.5%
Contains more Other +118.2%
Equal in Protein - 0.93
Equal in Water - 88.29
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
10% 88%
Protein: 0.93 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 9.58 g
Water: 88.29 g
Other: 0.96 g
Contains more Fats +41.2%
Contains more Carbs +106.5%
Contains more Other +118.2%
Equal in Protein - 0.93
Equal in Water - 88.29

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.7%
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
22% 8% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.117 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.7%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +96.6%
Contains more Fructose +103.6%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +3163.6%
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
23% 58% 10% 9%
Starch: 1.43 g
Sucrose: 3.59 g
Glucose: 0.59 g
Fructose: 0.55 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +96.6%
Contains more Fructose +103.6%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +3163.6%

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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 6.78g Carrot
Protein 0.86g 0.93g Carrot
Fats 0.17g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 4.64g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 20kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch 0g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose 1.12g 0.55g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 4.74g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 10mg 33mg Carrot
Iron 0.34mg 0.3mg Bell pepper
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Carrot
Phosphorus 20mg 35mg Carrot
Potassium 175mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 3mg 69mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.24mg Carrot
Copper 0.066mg 0.045mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.122mg 0.143mg Carrot
Selenium 0µg 0.1µg Carrot
Vitamin A 370IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 835µg Carrot
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.66mg Carrot
Vitamin C 80.4mg 5.9mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.138mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 19µg Carrot
Choline 5.5mg 8.8mg Carrot
Vitamin K 7.4µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.012mg
Threonine 0.036mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.036mg 0.102mg Carrot
Lysine 0.039mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.007mg 0.02mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.061mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.069mg Carrot
Histidine 0.01mg 0.04mg Carrot
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Carrot
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
91%
Carrot
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Bell pepper
12%
Carrot

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)

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. 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.