Strawberries vs. Red Bell Pepper

Nutrition comparison of Strawberries 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 strawberries versus red bell pepper (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

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

  • Both strawberries and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C.
  • Red bell pepper has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6.
  • Red bell pepper is a great source of potassium.
  • Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of strawberries 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: Strawberries (Strawberries, 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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Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of calories - strawberry has 32 calories per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 26 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, strawberries is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to red bell pepper for fat. Strawberries has a macronutrient ratio of 7:85:8 and for red bell pepper, 13:78:10 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
Protein 7% 13%
Carbohydrates 85% 78%
Fat 8% 10%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts carbs - strawberry has 7.7g of total carbs per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 6g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in strawberries are made of 71% sugar, 29% dietary fiber and 1% starch, whereas the carbs in red bell pepper comprise of 67% sugar and 33% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - strawberry has 2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 2.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of sugar - strawberry has 4.9g of sugar per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 4.2g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of protein - strawberry has 0.67g of protein per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.99g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both strawberries and red bell pepper are low in saturated fat - strawberry has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.06g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both strawberries and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C. Red bell pepper has 117% more Vitamin C than strawberry - strawberry has 58.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 127.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 156 times more Vitamin A than strawberry - strawberry has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 157ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - strawberry has 0.29mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 1.6mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - strawberry has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 4.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Red bell pepper has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6. Both strawberries and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid and folate.

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
Thiamin 0.024 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.022 MG 0.085 MG
Niacin 0.386 MG 0.979 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.125 MG 0.317 MG
Vitamin B6 0.047 MG 0.291 MG
Folate 24 UG 46 UG

Minerals

calcium

Strawberry has 129% more calcium than red bell pepper - strawberry has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 7mg of calcium.

iron

Strawberries and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of iron - strawberry has 0.41mg of iron per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.43mg of iron.

potassium

Red bell pepper is a great source of potassium and it has 38% more potassium than strawberry - strawberry has 153mg of potassium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 211mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, strawberry has more kaempferol and quercetin than red bell pepper per 100 grams, however, red bell pepper contains more luteolin than strawberry per 100 grams.

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
kaempferol 0.5 mg 0.02 mg
myricetin 0.04 mg ~
Quercetin 1.11 mg 0.23 mg
luteolin ~ 0.61 mg

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, both strawberries and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
beta-carotene 7 UG 1624 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 26 UG 51 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 20 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both strawberries and red bell pepper contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
alpha linoleic acid 0.065 G 0.056 G
Total 0.065 G 0.056 G

omega 6s

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

Strawberries Red Bell Pepper
linoleic acid 0.09 G 0.1 G
Total 0.09 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: Strawberries (Strawberries, raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) .

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