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Red cabbage vs. Bell pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Red cabbage and Bell pepper

  • Red cabbage has more Vitamin K, Iron, and Manganese, however, Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 26% more than Red cabbage.
  • Bell pepper contains 5 times less Vitamin K than Red cabbage. Red cabbage contains 38.2µg of Vitamin K, while Bell pepper contains 7.4µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cabbage, red, raw and Peppers, sweet, green, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +99.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +288.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +135.3%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Manganese +99.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Copper +288.2%

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 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%
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 Choline Vitamin K 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 3% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Choline +210.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +416.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +58.8%
Contains more Other +47.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.17
Equal in Water - 93.89
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 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 +66.3%
Contains more Carbs +58.8%
Contains more Other +47.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.17
Equal in Water - 93.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +445.5%
Contains more Glucose +50%
Contains more Fructose +32.1%
16% 46% 39%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.6 g
Glucose: 1.74 g
Fructose: 1.48 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
5% 49% 47%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.11 g
Glucose: 1.16 g
Fructose: 1.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +445.5%
Contains more Glucose +50%
Contains more Fructose +32.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 5.27g 2.94g Red cabbage
Protein 1.43g 0.86g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.17g Bell pepper
Carbs 7.37g 4.64g Red cabbage
Calories 31kcal 20kcal Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g 1.12g Red cabbage
Sugar 3.83g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 2.1g 1.7g Red cabbage
Calcium 45mg 10mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.8mg 0.34mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 16mg 10mg Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 20mg Red cabbage
Potassium 243mg 175mg Red cabbage
Sodium 27mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.22mg 0.13mg Red cabbage
Copper 0.017mg 0.066mg Bell pepper
Manganese 0.243mg 0.122mg Red cabbage
Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 370IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 56µg 18µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin C 57mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.057mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.028mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.48mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.099mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 18µg 10µg Red cabbage
Choline 17.1mg 5.5mg Red cabbage
Vitamin K 38.2µg 7.4µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.012mg
Threonine 0.039mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg 0.024mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg 0.039mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg 0.007mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.048mg 0.036mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg 0.01mg Red cabbage
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.058g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g 0.008g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g 0.062g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
36%
Red cabbage
32%
Bell pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Red cabbage
9%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.3)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.