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Pimiento vs. Bell pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pimiento and Bell pepper?

  • Bell pepper has less Iron, and Vitamin A RAE than Pimiento.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Iron is 17% higher.
  • Pimiento has 7 times more Vitamin A RAE than Bell pepper. Pimiento has 133µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Bell pepper has 18µg.

We used Pimento, canned and Peppers, sweet, green, raw types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +394.1%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Manganese +32.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17% 12% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Contains more Iron +394.1%
Contains more Zinc +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Copper +34.7%
Contains more Manganese +32.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +617.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +890%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +617.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +890%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Equal in Carbs - 4.64
Equal in Water - 93.89
Equal in Other - 0.44
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +76.5%
Equal in Carbs - 4.64
Equal in Water - 93.89
Equal in Other - 0.44

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +159.7%
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +150%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +159.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pimiento Bell pepper
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pimiento Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 2.94g Pimiento
Protein 1.1g 0.86g Pimiento
Fats 0.3g 0.17g Pimiento
Carbs 5.1g 4.64g Pimiento
Calories 23kcal 20kcal Pimiento
Fructose 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.71g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.9g 1.7g Pimiento
Calcium 6mg 10mg Bell pepper
Iron 1.68mg 0.34mg Pimiento
Magnesium 6mg 10mg Bell pepper
Phosphorus 17mg 20mg Bell pepper
Potassium 158mg 175mg Bell pepper
Sodium 14mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.19mg 0.13mg Pimiento
Copper 0.049mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.092mg 0.122mg Bell pepper
Selenium 0.2µg 0µg Pimiento
Vitamin A 2655IU 370IU Pimiento
Vitamin A RAE 133µg 18µg Pimiento
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.37mg Pimiento
Vitamin C 84.9mg 80.4mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.057mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.028mg Pimiento
Vitamin B3 0.615mg 0.48mg Pimiento
Vitamin B5 0.01mg 0.099mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 6µg 10µg Bell pepper
Vitamin K 8.3µg 7.4µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.012mg Pimiento
Threonine 0.04mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Isoleucine 0.036mg 0.024mg Pimiento
Leucine 0.058mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Lysine 0.049mg 0.039mg Pimiento
Methionine 0.013mg 0.007mg Pimiento
Phenylalanine 0.034mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.046mg 0.036mg Pimiento
Histidine 0.022mg 0.01mg Pimiento
Saturated Fat 0.045g 0.058g Pimiento
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.008g Pimiento
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 0.062g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pimiento Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Pimiento
34%
Bell pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Pimiento
9%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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)
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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.