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Peppers vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Peppers and Broccoli

  • Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Iron, while Broccoli is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, and Folate.
  • Peppers covers your daily Vitamin C needs 170% more than Broccoli.
  • Peppers have 4 times more Copper than Broccoli. Peppers have 0.174mg of Copper, while Broccoli has 0.049mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Broccoli, 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 +64.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +255.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Calcium +161.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.5%
Equal in Potassium - 316
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +255.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Calcium +161.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.5%
Equal in Potassium - 316

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 +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +839.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +610.5%
Contains more Folate +173.9%
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +839.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +610.5%
Contains more Folate +173.9%

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 Broccoli
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Broccoli Opinion
Calories 40kcal 34kcal Peppers
Protein 2g 2.82g Broccoli
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Broccoli
Vitamin C 242.5mg 89.2mg Peppers
Net carbs 7.96g 4.04g Peppers
Carbs 9.46g 6.64g Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.2mg 0.73mg Peppers
Calcium 18mg 47mg Broccoli
Potassium 340mg 316mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 21mg Peppers
Sugar 5.1g 1.7g Broccoli
Fiber 1.5g 2.6g Broccoli
Copper 0.174mg 0.049mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.41mg Broccoli
Starch g 0g Broccoli
Phosphorus 46mg 66mg Broccoli
Sodium 7mg 33mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 623IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.78mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.071mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.639mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.573mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.175mg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 101.6µg Broccoli
Folate 23µg 63µg Broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.039g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.011g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.038g Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.033mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.074mg 0.088mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.079mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.105mg 0.129mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.089mg 0.135mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.024mg 0.038mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.117mg Broccoli
Valine 0.084mg 0.125mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.041mg 0.059mg Broccoli
Fructose g 0.68g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Peppers
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.4g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.