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Peppers vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppers and Sweet potato?

  • Peppers are higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron and Vitamin B6, yet Sweet potato is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Fiber.
  • Peppers' daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 267% more.
  • Peppers have 8 times more Vitamin K than Sweet potato. While Peppers have 14.3µg of Vitamin K, Sweet potato has only 1.8µg.

We used Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Sweet potato, raw, unprepared types in this article.

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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 +96.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 0.3
Equal in Phosphorus - 47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Contains more Iron +96.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 0.3
Equal in Phosphorus - 47

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 +10004.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33%
Contains more Vitamin K +694.4%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1211.5%
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 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +10004.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +165.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33%
Contains more Vitamin K +694.4%
Contains more Folate +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1211.5%

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
85
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
21
Sweet potato

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Peppers
0%
Sweet potato

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 Sweet potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppers Sweet potato
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 Sugars?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato contains less Sugars (difference - 0.92g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 40 86 Sweet potato
Protein 2 1.57 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.05 Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5 2.4 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 20.12 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.61 Peppers
Calcium 18 30 Sweet potato
Potassium 340 337 Peppers
Magnesium 25 25
Sugars 5.1 4.18 Sweet potato
Fiber 1.5 3 Sweet potato
Copper 0.174 0.151 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.3
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 46 47 Sweet potato
Sodium 7 55 Peppers
Vitamin A 1179 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.69 0.26 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.078 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.061 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.557 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.209 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 1.8 Peppers
Folate 23 11 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.001 Peppers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.014 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.074 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.065 0.055 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.092 Peppers
Lysine 0.089 0.066 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.084 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.041 0.031 Peppers
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately 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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.