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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 less Sodium -40%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Copper +11.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 2.69g Bell pepper
Protein 0.86g 0.88g Tomato
Fats 0.17g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 4.64g 3.89g Bell pepper
Calories 20kcal 18kcal Bell pepper
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 1.12g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 2.4g 2.63g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 1.2g Bell pepper
Calcium 10mg 10mg
Iron 0.34mg 0.27mg Bell pepper
Magnesium 10mg 11mg Tomato
Phosphorus 20mg 24mg Tomato
Potassium 175mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 3mg 5mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 0.17mg Tomato
Copper 0.066mg 0.059mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 370IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 13.7mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.037mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.019mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.089mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.08mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 15µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.006mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg 0.027mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.018mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036mg 0.025mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039mg 0.027mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007mg 0.006mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.027mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.018mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Tomato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in minerals
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 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.

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.