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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 79% 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
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Iron +114.7%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Phosphorus +230%
Contains more Potassium +80.6%
Contains more Zinc +215.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +34.7%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 2.94g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.86g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.17g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 4.64g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 20kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 0.68g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 1.7g 2.4g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 1.7g Broccoli
Calcium 47mg 10mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.34mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 20mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 175mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.41mg 0.13mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 623IU 370IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.37mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 80.4mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.057mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.028mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.48mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.099mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 63µg 10µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 7.4µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.012mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.024mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.039mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.007mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.092mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.036mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.01mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.058g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.008g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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

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)

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.