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Broccoli vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broccoli and Bell pepper

  • The amount of Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus in Broccoli is higher than in Bell pepper.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin K 78% more than Bell pepper.
  • Broccoli contains 6 times more Folate than Bell pepper. While Broccoli contains 63µg of Folate, Bell pepper contains only 10µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Broccoli, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, 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
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Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%

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 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1273%
Contains more Folate +530%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1273%
Contains more Folate +530%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4

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
65
Broccoli
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
9
Bell 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
17%
Broccoli
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Bell 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.
Broccoli Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Broccoli Bell pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.019g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 34 20 Broccoli
Protein 2.82 0.86 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.17 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 80.4 Broccoli
Carbs 6.64 4.64 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.34 Broccoli
Calcium 47 10 Broccoli
Potassium 316 175 Broccoli
Magnesium 21 10 Broccoli
Sugar 1.7 2.4 Broccoli
Fiber 2.6 1.7 Broccoli
Copper 0.049 0.066 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.41 0.13 Broccoli
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 66 20 Broccoli
Sodium 33 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 623 370 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.057 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.028 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.48 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.099 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.224 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 7.4 Broccoli
Folate 63 10 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.058 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.008 Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.062 Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.033 0.012 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.036 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.024 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.036 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.039 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.007 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.092 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.036 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.01 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/nutrients
  2. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.