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Black pepper vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black pepper and Table salt?

  • Black pepper is higher in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, yet Table salt is higher in Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1684% more.
  • Black pepper has 171 times more Magnesium than Table salt. While Black pepper has 171mg of Magnesium, Table salt has only 1mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Black pepper is lower.

We used Spices, pepper, black and Salt, table types 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
Contains more Calcium +1745.8%
Contains more Iron +2842.4%
Contains more Magnesium +17000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +16512.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +1090%
Contains more Copper +4333.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1745.8%
Contains more Iron +2842.4%
Contains more Magnesium +17000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +16512.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +1090%
Contains more Copper +4333.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 Table salt
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 0g Black pepper
Protein 10.39g 0g Black pepper
Fats 3.26g 0g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 0g Black pepper
Calories 251kcal 0kcal Black pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 0.23g g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g 0g Table salt
Fiber 25.3g 0g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 24mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 0.33mg Black pepper
Magnesium 171mg 1mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 158mg 0mg Black pepper
Potassium 1329mg 8mg Black pepper
Sodium 20mg 38758mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.19mg 0.1mg Black pepper
Copper 1.33mg 0.03mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 0IU Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04mg 0mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 0mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0mg Black pepper
Folate 17µg 0µg Black pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 163.7µg 0µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.244mg 0mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg 0mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg 0mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg 0mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg 0mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg 0mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg 0mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg 0mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.392g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
60
Black pepper
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
0%
Table salt
Fats
15%
Black pepper
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.392g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 38738mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.