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Black pepper vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Black pepper and Turmeric

  • Black pepper has more Vitamin K, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, while Turmeric has more Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Turmeric covers your daily need of Iron 566% more than Black pepper.
  • Black pepper contains 12 times more Vitamin K than Turmeric. While Black pepper contains 163.7µg of Vitamin K, Turmeric contains only 13.4µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, pepper, black and Spices, turmeric, ground.

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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 +163.7%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Iron +466.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +278.2%
Equal in Copper - 1.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +163.7%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Iron +466.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +278.2%
Equal in Copper - 1.3

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 B1 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172%
Contains more Vitamin K +1121.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +326%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.1%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
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% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172%
Contains more Vitamin K +1121.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +326%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.1%
Contains more Folate +17.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 10.39g 9.68g Black pepper
Fats 3.26g 3.25g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 67.14g Turmeric
Calories 251kcal 312kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 0.23g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar 0.64g 3.21g Black pepper
Fiber 25.3g 22.7g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 168mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 171mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 158mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 1329mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 20mg 27mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.19mg 4.5mg Turmeric
Copper 1.33mg 1.3mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 0IU Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Turmeric
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.15mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 1.35mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0.542mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.107mg Black pepper
Folate 17µg 20µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 163.7µg 13.4µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.244mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.366mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine 1.014mg 0.81mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.096mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.446mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine 0.547mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.159mg 0.15mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.056g Black pepper
Saturated Fat 1.392g 1.838g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0.449g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0.756g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black pepper Turmeric
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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
67%
Turmeric
Fats
15%
Black pepper
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.446g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.