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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
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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
12%
Peppers
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Peppers
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
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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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 contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (difference - 3.4g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peppers Broccoli Opinion
Calories 40 34 Peppers
Protein 2 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.2 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 242.5 89.2 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 6.64 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.73 Peppers
Calcium 18 47 Broccoli
Potassium 340 316 Peppers
Magnesium 25 21 Peppers
Sugars 5.1 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 1.5 2.6 Broccoli
Copper 0.174 0.049 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 46 66 Broccoli
Sodium 7 33 Peppers
Vitamin A 1179 623 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.071 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.639 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.175 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 23 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.039 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.011
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.038 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.074 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.065 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.105 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.089 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.024 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.084 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.041 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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 of 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.