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Brussels sprout vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brussels sprout and Cayenne pepper different?

  • Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cayenne pepper is 227% higher.
  • Brussels sprout contains 2 times more Vitamin K than Cayenne pepper. While Brussels sprout contains 177µg of Vitamin K, Cayenne pepper contains only 80.3µg.

Brussels sprouts, raw and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne are the varieties 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
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Copper +432.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Copper +432.9%

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 C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5418.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1067.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.7%
Contains more Folate +73.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5418.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1067.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.7%
Contains more Folate +73.8%

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.
Brussels sprout Cayenne pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 3.38g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.3g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 8.95g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 43kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 10.34g Brussels sprout
Fiber 3.8g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 42mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 1.4mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 23mg 152mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 69mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 389mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 25mg 30mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.07mg 0.373mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 754IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.88mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 76.4mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.309mg mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 61µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 80.3µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.062g 3.26g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 8.37g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brussels sprout Cayenne pepper
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
81
Brussels sprout
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.