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Paprika vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (10.34 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Paprika Cayenne pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Paprika Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
377
Paprika
363
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
131
Paprika
82
Cayenne pepper

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 +171%
Contains more Calcium +54.7%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +17.1%
Contains more Copper +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 293
Contains more Iron +171%
Contains more Calcium +54.7%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +17.1%
Contains more Copper +91.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 293

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +8388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 29.83
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328
Equal in Vitamin K - 80.3
Contains more Vitamin A +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +8388.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin E - 29.83
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328
Equal in Vitamin K - 80.3

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 the food
Protein
85%
Paprika
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
59%
Paprika
80%
Cayenne pepper

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Paprika Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 282 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 14.14 12.01 Paprika
Fats 12.89 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 0.9 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 53.99 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 7.8 Paprika
Calcium 229 148 Paprika
Potassium 2280 2014 Paprika
Magnesium 178 152 Paprika
Sugars 10.34 10.34
Fiber 34.9 27.2 Paprika
Copper 0.713 0.373 Paprika
Zinc 4.33 2.48 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 314 293 Paprika
Sodium 68 30 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 49254 41610 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 0.328 Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23 0.919 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 8.701 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 80.3
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 2.14 3.26 Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.25 Paprika
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