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Bell pepper vs. Red cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bell pepper and Red cabbage

  • Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, and Copper, however, Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, and Manganese.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 26% more than Red cabbage.
  • Red cabbage contains 4 times less Copper than Bell pepper. Bell pepper contains 0.066mg of Copper, while Red cabbage contains 0.017mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Cabbage, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +288.2%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +99.2%
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 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +288.2%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +99.2%
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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Contains more Vitamin E +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.209

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +58.8%
Contains more Other +47.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.16
Equal in Water - 90.39
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Protein +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +58.8%
Contains more Other +47.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.16
Equal in Water - 90.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +445.5%
Contains more Glucose +50%
Contains more Fructose +32.1%
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
16% 46% 39%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.6 g
Glucose: 1.74 g
Fructose: 1.48 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +445.5%
Contains more Glucose +50%
Contains more Fructose +32.1%

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 Red cabbage
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 5.27g Red cabbage
Protein 0.86g 1.43g Red cabbage
Fats 0.17g 0.16g Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64g 7.37g Red cabbage
Calories 20kcal 31kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.12g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 2.4g 3.83g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 10mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.34mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 10mg 16mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 20mg 30mg Red cabbage
Potassium 175mg 243mg Red cabbage
Sodium 3mg 27mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.22mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.066mg 0.017mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.122mg 0.243mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0µg 0.6µg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 370IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.11mg Bell pepper
Vitamin C 80.4mg 57mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.418mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.147mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.209mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 18µg Red cabbage
Choline 5.5mg 17.1mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 7.4µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.012mg
Threonine 0.036mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.034mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.036mg 0.046mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.039mg 0.049mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.007mg 0.014mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.048mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.01mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.012g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Red cabbage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Bell pepper
14%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.3)
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

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.