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Peppers vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Peppers and Bell pepper

  • The amount of Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin K in Peppers are higher than in Bell pepper.
  • Peppers covers your daily need of Vitamin C 180% more than Bell pepper.
  • Peppers contain 4 times more Iron than Bell pepper. While Peppers contain 1.2mg of Iron, Bell pepper contains only 0.34mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Bell pepper is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, hot chili, green, 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 +80%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%

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 +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
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 +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 2.94g Peppers
Protein 2g 0.86g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.17g Peppers
Carbs 9.46g 4.64g Peppers
Calories 40kcal 20kcal Peppers
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 5.1g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.5g 1.7g Bell pepper
Calcium 18mg 10mg Peppers
Iron 1.2mg 0.34mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 10mg Peppers
Phosphorus 46mg 20mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 175mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.3mg 0.13mg Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.066mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 370IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.37mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 80.4mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.057mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.028mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.48mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.099mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.224mg Peppers
Folate 23µg 10µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 7.4µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.012mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.036mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.024mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg 0.036mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.039mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg 0.007mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.036mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.01mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.058g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.008g Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.062g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers 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
90
Peppers
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
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
12%
Peppers
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.