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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 Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +202.9%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains more Potassium +84%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
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 A +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
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 Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.7%
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 Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 2.94g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 0.86g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.17g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 4.64g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 20kcal Chili pepper
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 5.3g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.5g 1.7g Bell pepper
Calcium 14mg 10mg Chili pepper
Iron 1.03mg 0.34mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 10mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 20mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 175mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.26mg 0.13mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.066mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 370IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.37mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 80.4mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.057mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.028mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.48mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.099mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.224mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 10µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 7.4µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.012mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.036mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.036mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.007mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.036mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.01mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.058g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.008g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.062g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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
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

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)

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.