Mushroom vs. Red Bell Pepper

Nutrition comparison of Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of mushroom versus red bell pepper (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mushroom and red bell pepper:

  • Both red bell pepper and mushroom are high in potassium.
  • Mushroom has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12, however, red bell pepper contains more Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Red bell pepper is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mushroom and red bell pepper is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Mushroom (Mushrooms, white, raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of calories - red bell pepper has 26 calories per 100 grams and mushroom has 22 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mushroom is much heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to red bell pepper per calorie. Mushroom has a macronutrient ratio of 43:43:14 and for red bell pepper, 13:78:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mushroom Red Bell Pepper
Protein 43% 13%
Carbohydrates 43% 78%
Fat 14% 9%
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carbohydrates

Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of carbs - red bell pepper has 6g of total carbs per 100 grams and mushroom has 3.3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in red bell pepper are made of 67% sugar and 33% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in mushroom comprise of 66% sugar and 34% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Red bell pepper is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 110% more dietary fiber than mushroom - red bell pepper has 2.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mushroom has 1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of sugar - red bell pepper has 4.2g of sugar per 100 grams and mushroom has 2g of sugar.

Protein

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Mushroom has 212% more protein than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 0.99g of protein per 100 grams and mushroom has 3.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both red bell pepper and mushroom are low in saturated fat - red bell pepper has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mushroom has 0.05g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 59 times more Vitamin C than mushroom - red bell pepper has 127.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mushroom has 2.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than mushroom - red bell pepper has 157ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mushroom does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Mushroom has more Vitamin D than red bell pepper - mushroom has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and red bell pepper does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Red bell pepper has 157 times more Vitamin E than mushroom - red bell pepper has 1.6mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mushroom has 0.01mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - red bell pepper has 4.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mushroom does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Mushroom has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12, however, red bell pepper contains more Vitamin B6 and folate. Both mushroom and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of thiamin.

Mushroom Red Bell Pepper
Thiamin 0.081 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.402 MG 0.085 MG
Niacin 3.607 MG 0.979 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.497 MG 0.317 MG
Vitamin B6 0.104 MG 0.291 MG
Folate 17 UG 46 UG
Vitamin B12 0.04 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of calcium - red bell pepper has 7mg of calcium per 100 grams and mushroom has 3mg of calcium.

iron

Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of iron - red bell pepper has 0.43mg of iron per 100 grams and mushroom has 0.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both red bell pepper and mushroom are high in potassium. Mushroom has 51% more potassium than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium per 100 grams and mushroom has 318mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both mushroom and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Mushroom Red Bell Pepper
linoleic acid 0.16 G 0.1 G
Total 0.16 G 0.1 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Mushroom (Mushrooms, white, raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) .

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FAQ

Does red bell pepper or mushroom contain more calories in 100 grams?
Red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of calories - red bell pepper has 26 calories in 100g and mushroom has 22 calories.

Is red bell pepper or mushroom better for protein?
Mushroom has 210% more protein than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 0.99g of protein per 100 grams and mushroom has 3.1g of protein.

Does red bell pepper or mushroom have more carbohydrates?
By weight, red bell pepper and mushroom contain similar amounts of carbs - red bell pepper has 6g of carbs for 100g and mushroom has 3.3g of carbohydrates. the carbs in red bell pepper are made of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in mushroom comprise of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber.

Does red bell pepper or mushroom contain more potassium?
Both red bell pepper and mushroom are high in potassium. Mushroom has 50% more potassium than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium in 100 grams and mushroom has 318mg of potassium.

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