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Chili powder spice vs. Chili pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili powder spice and Chili pepper different?

  • Chili powder spice has more Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin K, and Manganese, however, Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Chili powder spice covers your daily need of Vitamin E 250% more than Chili pepper.
  • Chili powder spice has 319 times more Sodium than Chili pepper. Chili powder spice has 2867mg of Sodium, while Chili pepper has 9mg.

Spices, chili powder and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Iron +1579.6%
Contains more Magnesium +547.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +597.7%
Contains more Potassium +505.6%
Contains more Zinc +1553.8%
Contains more Copper +675.2%
Contains more Manganese +809.1%
Contains more Selenium +3980%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 99% 649% 107% 129% 173% 374% 118% 334% 222% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43% 25% 3%
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Iron +1579.6%
Contains more Magnesium +547.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +597.7%
Contains more Potassium +505.6%
Contains more Zinc +1553.8%
Contains more Copper +675.2%
Contains more Manganese +809.1%
Contains more Selenium +3980%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +3014.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +5427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +993%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +832.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313.8%
Contains more Folate +21.7%
Contains more Choline +510.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +655%
Contains more Vitamin C +20428.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1779% 763% 0% 3% 63% 217% 218% 54% 484% 22% 0% 37% 265%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 6% 35%
Contains more Vitamin A +3014.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +5427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +993%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +832.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313.8%
Contains more Folate +21.7%
Contains more Choline +510.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +655%
Contains more Vitamin C +20428.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +619.8%
Contains more Fats +3145.5%
Contains more Carbs +464.1%
Contains more Other +1273.3%
Contains more Water +718.8%
13% 14% 50% 11% 12%
Protein: 13.46 g
Fats: 14.28 g
Carbs: 49.7 g
Water: 10.75 g
Other: 11.81 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 1.87 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 8.81 g
Water: 88.02 g
Other: 0.86 g
Contains more Protein +619.8%
Contains more Fats +3145.5%
Contains more Carbs +464.1%
Contains more Other +1273.3%
Contains more Water +718.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13279.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3249.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.3%
18% 23% 59%
Saturated Fat: 2.462 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.006 g
14% 8% 78%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.024 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13279.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3249.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chili powder spice Chili pepper
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili powder spice Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 14.9g 7.31g Chili powder spice
Protein 13.46g 1.87g Chili powder spice
Fats 14.28g 0.44g Chili powder spice
Carbs 49.7g 8.81g Chili powder spice
Calories 282kcal 40kcal Chili powder spice
Fructose 4.29g Chili powder spice
Sugar 7.19g 5.3g Chili pepper
Fiber 34.8g 1.5g Chili powder spice
Calcium 330mg 14mg Chili powder spice
Iron 17.3mg 1.03mg Chili powder spice
Magnesium 149mg 23mg Chili powder spice
Phosphorus 300mg 43mg Chili powder spice
Potassium 1950mg 322mg Chili powder spice
Sodium 2867mg 9mg Chili pepper
Zinc 4.3mg 0.26mg Chili powder spice
Copper 1mg 0.129mg Chili powder spice
Manganese 1.7mg 0.187mg Chili powder spice
Selenium 20.4µg 0.5µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin A 29650IU 952IU Chili powder spice
Vitamin A RAE 1483µg 48µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin E 38.14mg 0.69mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin C 0.7mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.25mg 0.072mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B2 0.94mg 0.086mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B3 11.6mg 1.244mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B5 0.888mg 0.201mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B6 2.094mg 0.506mg Chili powder spice
Folate 28µg 23µg Chili powder spice
Choline 66.5mg 10.9mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin K 105.7µg 14µg Chili powder spice
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.026mg Chili powder spice
Threonine 0.27mg 0.074mg Chili powder spice
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.065mg Chili powder spice
Leucine 0.63mg 0.105mg Chili powder spice
Lysine 0.36mg 0.089mg Chili powder spice
Methionine 0.13mg 0.024mg Chili powder spice
Phenylalanine 0.37mg 0.062mg Chili powder spice
Valine 0.54mg 0.084mg Chili powder spice
Histidine 0.18mg 0.041mg Chili powder spice
Saturated Fat 2.462g 0.042g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 3.211g 0.024g Chili powder spice
Polyunsaturated fat 8.006g 0.239g Chili powder spice
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.014g Chili powder spice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.519g Chili powder spice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili powder spice Chili pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
300%
Chili powder spice
61%
Chili pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
231%
Chili powder spice
18%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 2858mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.42g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chili powder spice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171319/nutrients
  2. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.