Black Pepper vs. Red Bell Pepper

Nutrition comparison of Black Pepper 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 black pepper versus red bell pepper (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Black pepper is high in calories and red bell pepper has less calories than black pepper - red bell pepper has 26kcal of calories per 100 grams and black pepper has 251kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Both red bell pepper and black pepper are high in dietary fiber - red bell pepper has 2.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and black pepper has 25.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Red bell pepper and black pepper contain similar amounts of sugar - red bell pepper has 4.2g of sugar per 100 grams and black pepper has 0.6g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Black pepper is a great source of protein and it has more protein than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 1g of protein per 100 grams and black pepper has 10.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Red bell pepper has less saturated fat than black pepper - red bell pepper has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and black pepper has 1.4g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Red bell pepper is a excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than black pepper - red bell pepper has 127.7mg of vitamin c per 100 grams and black pepper does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Red bell pepper is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than black pepper - red bell pepper has 157ug of vitamin a per 100 grams and black pepper has 27ug of vitamin a.

The B Vitamins

Black pepper has more pantothenic acid, however, red bell pepper contains more folate. Both black pepper and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin b6.

Black Pepper Red Bell Pepper
Thiamin 0.108 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.18 MG 0.085 MG
Niacin 1.143 MG 0.979 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.399 MG 0.317 MG
Vitamin B6 0.291 MG 0.291 MG
Folate 17 UG 46 UG

Minerals

calcium

Black pepper is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 7mg of calcium per 100 grams and black pepper has 443mg of calcium.

iron

Black pepper is a excellent source of iron and it has more iron than red bell pepper - red bell pepper has 0.4mg of iron per 100 grams and black pepper has 9.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both red bell pepper and black pepper are high in potassium - red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium per 100 grams and black pepper has 1329mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, Red bell pepper has more beta-carotene than black pepper per 100 grams, however, black pepper contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than red bell pepper per 100 grams. Both black pepper and red bell pepper contain small amounts of alpha-carotene.

Black Pepper Red Bell Pepper
beta-carotene 310 UG 1624 UG
alpha-carotene 12 UG 20 UG
lycopene 20 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 454 UG 51 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, black pepper has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than red bell pepper per 100 grams.

Black Pepper Red Bell Pepper
alpha linoleic acid 0.152 G 0.056 G
Total 0.152 G 0.056 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, black pepper has more linoleic acid than red bell pepper per 100 grams.

Black Pepper Red Bell Pepper
linoleic acid 0.694 G 0.1 G
Total 0.694 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: Black Pepper (Spices, pepper, black) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) .

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