Tangerine vs. Red Bell Pepper

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

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

  • Both tangerine and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C.
  • Red bell pepper has 51% less calories than tangerine.
  • Red bell pepper has 55% less carbohydrates than tangerine.
  • Red bell pepper has 60% less sugar than tangerine.
  • Red bell pepper has more beta-carotene than tangerine, however, tangerine contains more alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than red bell pepper.
  • Red bell pepper has more riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Red bell pepper is a great source of potassium.
  • Red bell pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Tangerine has signficantly more calcium than red bell pepper.
Detailed nutritional comparison of tangerine 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: Tangerine (Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), 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 has 51% less calories than tangerine - tangerine has 53 calories per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 26 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, tangerine is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to red bell pepper per calorie. Tangerine has a macronutrient ratio of 5:91:4 and for red bell pepper, 12:80:8 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Tangerine Red Bell Pepper
Protein 5% 12%
Carbohydrates 91% 80%
Fat 4% 8%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Red bell pepper has 55% less carbohydrates than tangerine - tangerine has 13.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 6g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in tangerine are made of 85% sugar and 15% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in red bell pepper comprise of 67% sugar and 33% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Tangerine and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - tangerine has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 2.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Red bell pepper has 60% less sugar than tangerine - tangerine has 10.6g of sugar per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 4.2g of sugar.

Protein

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Tangerine and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of protein - tangerine has 0.81g of protein per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.99g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both tangerine and red bell pepper are low in saturated fat - tangerine has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 0.06g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both tangerine and red bell pepper are high in Vitamin C. Red bell pepper has 378% more Vitamin C than tangerine - tangerine has 26.7mg 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 362% more Vitamin A than tangerine - tangerine has 34ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 157ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Tangerine and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tangerine has 0.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 1.6mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

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

The B Vitamins

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

Tangerine Red Bell Pepper
Thiamin 0.058 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.036 MG 0.085 MG
Niacin 0.376 MG 0.979 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.216 MG 0.317 MG
Vitamin B6 0.078 MG 0.291 MG
Folate 16 UG 46 UG

Minerals

calcium

Tangerine has signficantly more calcium than red bell pepper - tangerine has 37mg of calcium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 7mg of calcium.

iron

Tangerine and red bell pepper contain similar amounts of iron - tangerine has 0.15mg 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 27% more potassium than tangerine - tangerine has 166mg of potassium per 100 grams and red bell pepper has 211mg 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 tangerine per 100 grams, however, tangerine contains more alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than red bell pepper per 100 grams.

Tangerine Red Bell Pepper
beta-carotene 155 UG 1624 UG
alpha-carotene 101 UG 20 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 138 UG 51 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Tangerine Red Bell Pepper
alpha linoleic acid 0.018 G 0.056 G
Total 0.018 G 0.056 G

omega 6s

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

Tangerine Red Bell Pepper
linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.1 G
Total 0.048 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: Tangerine (Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw) and Red Bell Pepper (Peppers, sweet, red, raw) .

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FAQ

Does tangerine or red bell pepper contain more calories in 100 grams?
Red bell pepper has 50% less calories than tangerine - tangerine has 53 calories in 100g and red bell pepper has 26 calories.

Does tangerine or red bell pepper have more carbohydrates?
By weight, red bell pepper has 60% fewer carbohydrates than tangerine - tangerine has 13.3g of carbs for 100g and red bell pepper has 6g of carbohydrates. the carbs in tangerine are made of 90% sugar and 20% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in red bell pepper comprise of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber.

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