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Bell pepper vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bell pepper and Chili pepper

  • Bell pepper has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin K.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 70% more.
  • Bell pepper is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 -66.7%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%

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 C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130%
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130%

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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
2%
Chili pepper

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 Chili pepper
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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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?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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 Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 20 40 Chili pepper
Protein 0.86 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.17 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 80.4 143.7 Chili pepper
Carbs 4.64 8.81 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 10 14 Chili pepper
Potassium 175 322 Chili pepper
Magnesium 10 23 Chili pepper
Sugar 2.4 5.3 Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7 1.5 Bell pepper
Copper 0.066 0.129 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.26 Chili pepper
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 20 43 Chili pepper
Sodium 3 9 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.37 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.072 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.48 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.201 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 14 Chili pepper
Folate 10 23 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.042 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.036 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.007 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.062 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.01 0.041 Chili pepper
Fructose 1.12 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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.