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Bell pepper vs Papaya - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bell pepper and Papaya different?

  • Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Papaya is richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 22% higher.
  • Bell pepper contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Papaya. While Bell pepper contains 0.224mg of Vitamin B6, Papaya contains only 0.038mg.
  • Bell pepper has less Sugar.

Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Papayas, 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
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3
Papaya
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Equal in Potassium - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 6% 17% 15% 15% 3% 5% 2%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Equal in Potassium - 182

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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Papaya
Contains more Vitamin C +32%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.9%
Contains more Folate +270%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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 203% 57% 6% 0% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 0% 7% 28%
Contains more Vitamin C +32%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.9%
Contains more Folate +270%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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
28
Papaya
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
9
Papaya

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
3%
Papaya
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
11%
Papaya
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Papaya

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

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Bell pepper Papaya
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 cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Papaya Opinion
Calories 20 43 Papaya
Protein 0.86 0.47 Bell pepper
Fats 0.17 0.26 Papaya
Vitamin C 80.4 60.9 Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64 10.82 Papaya
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.25 Bell pepper
Calcium 10 20 Papaya
Potassium 175 182 Papaya
Magnesium 10 21 Papaya
Sugar 2.4 7.82 Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7 1.7
Copper 0.066 0.045 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.08 Bell pepper
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 20 10 Bell pepper
Sodium 3 8 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370 950 Papaya
Vitamin E 0.37 0.3 Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.023 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.027 Bell pepper
Vitamin B3 0.48 0.357 Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.191 Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.038 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 2.6 Bell pepper
Folate 10 37 Papaya
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.081 Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.072 Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.058 Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 0.008 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.011 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 0.008 Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036 0.016 Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.025 Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007 0.002 Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.009 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.01 Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01 0.005 Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12 3.73 Papaya

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.