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Chicory vs. Bell pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicory and Bell pepper

  • Chicory has more Folate, and Fiber, however, Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 86% higher.
  • Bell pepper has 4 times less Folate than Chicory. Chicory has 37µg of Folate, while Bell pepper has 10µg.

Food types used in this article are Chicory, witloof, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Manganese +22%
Equal in Magnesium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Manganese +22%
Equal in Magnesium - 10

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +270%
Contains more Vitamin A +1175.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.057
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Folate +270%
Contains more Vitamin A +1175.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.057
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +16%
Equal in Protein - 0.86
Equal in Water - 93.89
Equal in Other - 0.44
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Fats +70%
Contains more Carbs +16%
Equal in Protein - 0.86
Equal in Water - 93.89
Equal in Other - 0.44

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.9%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicory Bell pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 2.94g Bell pepper
Protein 0.9g 0.86g Chicory
Fats 0.1g 0.17g Bell pepper
Carbs 4g 4.64g Bell pepper
Calories 17kcal 20kcal Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 1.7g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 10mg Chicory
Iron 0.24mg 0.34mg Bell pepper
Magnesium 10mg 10mg
Phosphorus 26mg 20mg Chicory
Potassium 211mg 175mg Chicory
Sodium 2mg 3mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.13mg Chicory
Copper 0.051mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.1mg 0.122mg Bell pepper
Selenium 0.2µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin A 29IU 370IU Bell pepper
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 18µg Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin C 2.8mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.057mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.028mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.099mg Chicory
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 37µg 10µg Chicory
Choline 5.5mg Bell pepper
Vitamin K 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.012mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.024mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg 0.036mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg 0.039mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.005mg 0.007mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.041mg 0.036mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg 0.01mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.058g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.008g Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Chicory
32%
Bell pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
9%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.