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Papaya vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Papaya and Bell pepper different?

  • Papaya is higher in Folate, however Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Bell pepper is 22% higher.
  • Papaya contains 4 times more Folate than Bell pepper. While Papaya contains 37µg of Folate, Bell pepper contains only 10µg.
  • Bell pepper has less Sugar.

Papayas, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, raw are the varieties used 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 +100%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Equal in Potassium - 175
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 15% 5% 17% 2% 3% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +110%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +46.7%
Equal in Potassium - 175

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
Papaya
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Contains more Vitamin A +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.9%
Contains more Folate +270%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.6%
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 Vitamin K 57% 6% 0% 203% 6% 7% 7% 12% 9% 28% 0% 7%
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 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.9%
Contains more Folate +270%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.028

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.
Papaya Bell pepper
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Papaya Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 9.12g 2.94g Papaya
Protein 0.47g 0.86g Bell pepper
Fats 0.26g 0.17g Papaya
Carbs 10.82g 4.64g Papaya
Calories 43kcal 20kcal Papaya
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.73g 1.12g Papaya
Sugar 7.82g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 1.7g
Calcium 20mg 10mg Papaya
Iron 0.25mg 0.34mg Bell pepper
Magnesium 21mg 10mg Papaya
Phosphorus 10mg 20mg Bell pepper
Potassium 182mg 175mg Papaya
Sodium 8mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.08mg 0.13mg Bell pepper
Copper 0.045mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Vitamin A 950IU 370IU Papaya
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.028mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B3 0.357mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.191mg 0.099mg Papaya
Vitamin B6 0.038mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 37µg 10µg Papaya
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.012mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.011mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.008mg 0.024mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.016mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.025mg 0.039mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.002mg 0.007mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.009mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.01mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.005mg 0.01mg Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.081g 0.058g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g 0.008g Papaya
Polyunsaturated fat 0.058g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Papaya Bell pepper
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
28
Papaya
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
9
Papaya
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
3%
Papaya
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
11%
Papaya
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Papaya
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Papaya
Papaya is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
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

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. Papaya - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169926/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.