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Chili pepper vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chili pepper and Bell pepper

  • Bell pepper has less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin K.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 70% more.
  • Chili pepper has 3 times more Iron than Bell pepper. Chili pepper has 1.03mg of Iron, while Bell pepper has 0.34mg.
  • Bell pepper is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 Iron +202.9%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 C +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%
Contains more Folate +130%

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
66
Chili pepper
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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
11%
Chili pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
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.
Chili pepper 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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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?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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 Chili pepper Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 40 20 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 0.86 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.17 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 80.4 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 4.64 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.34 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 10 Chili pepper
Potassium 322 175 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 10 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 2.4 Bell pepper
Fiber 1.5 1.7 Bell pepper
Copper 0.129 0.066 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.13 Chili pepper
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 43 20 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 952 370 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.37 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.057 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.028 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.48 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.099 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.224 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 7.4 Chili pepper
Folate 23 10 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.058 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.008 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.062 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.012 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.036 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.024 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.036 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.039 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.007 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.092 Bell pepper
Valine 0.084 0.036 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.01 Chili pepper
Fructose 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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.