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Bell pepper vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bell pepper and Cayenne pepper

  • Bell pepper contains less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Vitamin B3 than Cayenne pepper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cayenne pepper is 229% higher.

Food types used in this article are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Copper +465.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Copper +465.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +11145.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7962.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3182.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +993.8%
Contains more Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +11145.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7962.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3182.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +993.8%
Contains more Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 0.86g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.17g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 4.64g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 20kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch 0g g Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 10.34g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 10mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 0.34mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 10mg 152mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 20mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 175mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 3mg 30mg Bell pepper
Zinc 0.13mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.066mg 0.373mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 370IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 76.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099mg mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 10µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039mg mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007mg mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092mg mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01mg mg Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.058g 3.26g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
34
Bell pepper
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
118
Cayenne pepper

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 food.
Protein
5%
Bell pepper
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.202g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/nutrients
  2. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.