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Black pepper vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Black pepper and Paprika different?

  • Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Vitamin K and Copper, while Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Fiber.
  • Black pepper covers your daily need of Manganese 485% more than Paprika.
  • Black pepper contains 2 times more Vitamin K than Paprika. Black pepper contains 163.7µg of Vitamin K, while Paprika contains 80.3µg.

Spices, pepper, black and Spices, paprika types were used in this article.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +93.4%
Contains more Copper +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Potassium +71.6%
Contains more Zinc +263.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 178
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Calcium +93.4%
Contains more Copper +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Potassium +71.6%
Contains more Zinc +263.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 178

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 K +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +8904.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2698.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +635.7%
Contains more Folate +188.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +8904.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2698.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +635.7%
Contains more Folate +188.2%

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
60
Black pepper
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
211
Paprika

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
62%
Black pepper
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
54%
Paprika
Fats
15%
Black pepper
59%
Paprika

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.
Black pepper Paprika
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sugars (difference - 9.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.748g)
Which food is cheaper?
Black pepper
Black pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Black pepper Paprika Opinion
Calories 251 282 Paprika
Protein 10.39 14.14 Paprika
Fats 3.26 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 0 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 63.95 53.99 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 443 229 Black pepper
Potassium 1329 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 171 178 Paprika
Sugars 0.64 10.34 Black pepper
Fiber 25.3 34.9 Paprika
Copper 1.33 0.713 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 158 314 Paprika
Sodium 20 68 Black pepper
Vitamin A 547 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 1.04 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.18 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.143 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 1.399 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.291 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 80.3 Black pepper
Folate 17 49 Paprika
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.392 2.14 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.058 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.244 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.366 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 1.014 0.92 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.096 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.446 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.547 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.159 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 0.23 6.71 Paprika

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/nutrients
  2. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.