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Sweet potato vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Sweet potato and Bell pepper

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Copper, Manganese, and Fiber, however Bell pepper is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Bell pepper covers your daily Vitamin C needs 87% more than Sweet potato.
  • Bell pepper has 39 times less Vitamin A RAE than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 709µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Bell pepper has 18µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains more Potassium +92.6%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains more Potassium +92.6%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%

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 A +3734.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +708.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3250%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Equal in Folate - 10
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +3734.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +708.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3250%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Equal in Folate - 10

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.
Sweet potato Bell pepper
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 2.94g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.86g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.17g Bell pepper
Carbs 20.12g 4.64g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 20kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g 0g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 4.18g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 3g 1.7g Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 10mg Sweet potato
Iron 0.61mg 0.34mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 10mg Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 20mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 175mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.3mg 0.13mg Sweet potato
Copper 0.151mg 0.066mg Sweet potato
Vitamin A 14187IU 370IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.37mg Bell pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.057mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.028mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.48mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.099mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.224mg Bell pepper
Folate 11µg 10µg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 7.4µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.012mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.024mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.039mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.007mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.086mg 0.036mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.01mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.058g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.008g Bell pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.062g Bell pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sweet potato Bell pepper
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
85
Sweet potato
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
9
Bell pepper

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
9%
Sweet potato
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Bell pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.