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Carrot vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carrot and Bell pepper?

  • Carrot is higher in Vitamin A, yet Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 91% more.
  • Carrot has 3 times more Calcium than Bell pepper. While Carrot has 33mg of Calcium, Bell pepper has only 10mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Bell pepper is lower.

We used Carrots, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, raw types in this article.

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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 +230%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +82.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%

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
Carrot
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +4415.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin C +1262.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 A +4415.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +78.4%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin C +1262.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.3%

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
98
Carrot
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Carrot
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.
Carrot Bell pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Carrot Bell pepper
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?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 41 20 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.86 Carrot
Fats 0.24 0.17 Carrot
Vitamin C 5.9 80.4 Bell pepper
Net carbs 6.78000020980835 2.940000057220459 Carrot
Carbs 9.58 4.64 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.34 Bell pepper
Calcium 33 10 Carrot
Potassium 320 175 Carrot
Magnesium 12 10 Carrot
Sugar 4.74 2.4 Bell pepper
Fiber 2.8 1.7 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.066 Bell pepper
Zinc 0.24 0.13 Carrot
Starch 1.43 0 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 20 Carrot
Sodium 69 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 16706 370 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.37 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.057 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.028 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.48 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.099 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.224 Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 7.4 Carrot
Folate 19 10 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.058 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.008 Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.062 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012 0.012
Threonine 0.191 0.036 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 0.024 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 0.036 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 0.039 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 0.007 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.092 Bell pepper
Valine 0.069 0.036 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 0.01 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.