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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, 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 than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 709µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +92.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains less Sodium -94.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +79.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +92.6%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +128.8%
Contains more Zinc +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
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 C +3250%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Equal in Folate - 10
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
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 C +3250%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.224
Equal in Folate - 10

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 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

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Sweet potato Bell pepper
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.