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Black pepper vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Black pepper and Cayenne pepper

  • Black pepper is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin K, and Calcium, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 468% higher.
  • Black pepper has 4 times more Copper than Cayenne pepper. While Black pepper has 1.33mg of Copper, Cayenne pepper has only 0.373mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, black 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
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Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +199.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +256.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +199.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +256.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%

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 +7506.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2768.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +410.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +741.9%
Contains more Folate +523.5%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +7506.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2768.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +410.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +741.9%
Contains more Folate +523.5%

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
60
Black pepper
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black 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
62%
Black pepper
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
15%
Black pepper
80%
Cayenne pepper

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

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Black pepper Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.868g)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 251 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 10.39 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 3.26 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 0 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 63.95 56.63 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 7.8 Black pepper
Calcium 443 148 Black pepper
Potassium 1329 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 171 152 Black pepper
Sugar 0.64 10.34 Black pepper
Fiber 25.3 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 1.33 0.373 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 158 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 20 30 Black pepper
Vitamin A 547 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 1.04 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 80.3 Black pepper
Folate 17 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.392 3.26 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.