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Peppers vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Peppers and Carrot

  • Peppers have more Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B6, however Carrot have more Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 263% higher.
  • Carrot has 4 times less Iron than Peppers. Peppers have 1.2mg of Iron, while Carrot has 0.3mg.

Food types used in this article are Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Carrots, 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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Carrot
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +286.7%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 320
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +286.7%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 320

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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3
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin C +4010.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.4%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1317%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin K - 13.2
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +4010.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.4%
Contains more Folate +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1317%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin K - 13.2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 6.78g Peppers
Protein 2g 0.93g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 9.46g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 40kcal 41kcal Carrot
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 5.1g 4.74g Carrot
Fiber 1.5g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 18mg 33mg Carrot
Iron 1.2mg 0.3mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Peppers
Phosphorus 46mg 35mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 320mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 69mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.24mg Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.045mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.66mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 5.9mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.066mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.058mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.273mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.138mg Peppers
Folate 23µg 19µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 13.2µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.012mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.105mg 0.102mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.024mg 0.02mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.061mg Peppers
Valine 0.084mg 0.069mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.04mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.037g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.014g Carrot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Carrot
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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
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?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.36g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carrot
Carrot is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.