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Bell pepper vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bell pepper and Tomato

  • Tomato has less Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Bell pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 74% more.
  • Bell pepper has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Tomato. Bell pepper has 0.224mg of Vitamin B6, while Tomato has 0.08mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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 +25.9%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +486.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 7.9
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +486.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +125.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 7.9

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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
1%
Tomato

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

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Bell pepper Tomato
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?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Tomato Opinion
Calories 20 18 Bell pepper
Protein 0.86 0.88 Tomato
Fats 0.17 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin C 80.4 13.7 Bell pepper
Carbs 4.64 3.89 Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.34 0.27 Bell pepper
Calcium 10 10
Potassium 175 237 Tomato
Magnesium 10 11 Tomato
Sugar 2.4 2.63 Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7 1.2 Bell pepper
Copper 0.066 0.059 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13 0.17 Tomato
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 20 24 Tomato
Sodium 3 5 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.37 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.057 0.037 Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028 0.019 Bell pepper
Vitamin B3 0.48 0.594 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.099 0.089 Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.224 0.08 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.4 7.9 Tomato
Folate 10 15 Tomato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.058 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.012 0.006 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036 0.027 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 0.018 Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036 0.025 Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039 0.027 Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007 0.006 Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092 0.027 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 0.018 Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.12 1.37 Tomato

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.