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Cardamom vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cardamom and Cayenne pepper?

  • Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium, yet Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1130% more.
  • Cardamom has 3 times more Zinc than Cayenne pepper. While Cardamom has 7.47mg of Zinc, Cayenne pepper has only 2.48mg.

We used Spices, cardamom and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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 +158.8%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +80%
Equal in Copper - 0.373
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +80%
Equal in Copper - 0.373

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 C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +689.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +965.2%
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% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +689.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +965.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 40.47g 29.43g Cardamom
Protein 10.76g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 6.7g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 68.47g 56.63g Cardamom
Calories 311kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Cardamom
Fiber 28g 27.2g Cardamom
Calcium 383mg 148mg Cardamom
Iron 13.97mg 7.8mg Cardamom
Magnesium 229mg 152mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 178mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 1119mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 18mg 30mg Cardamom
Zinc 7.47mg 2.48mg Cardamom
Copper 0.383mg 0.373mg Cardamom
Vitamin A 0IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.198mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.102mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.68g 3.26g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cardamom 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
20
Cardamom
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
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
65%
Cardamom
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
31%
Cardamom
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.