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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 Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +163.6%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +252.9%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +163.6%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130%
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 C +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
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 Vitamin K +93.2%
Contains more Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 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 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
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 Vitamin K +93.2%
Contains more Folate +130%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%

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 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

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Peppers Bell pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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