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Chocolate vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chocolate and Cayenne pepper

  • Chocolate has more Copper, while Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 231% more than Chocolate.
  • Chocolate contains 6 times more Saturated Fat than Cayenne pepper. While Chocolate contains 18.519g of Saturated Fat, Cayenne pepper contains only 3.26g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 -20%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Equal in Magnesium - 152
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Equal in Magnesium - 152

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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +83120%
Contains more Vitamin E +5424.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1738%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1100.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +891.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +83120%
Contains more Vitamin E +5424.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1738%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1100.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +891.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 29.43g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 31.28g 17.27g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 56.63g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 318kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 10.34g Cayenne pepper
Fiber 7g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 56mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 8.02mg 7.8mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 152mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 206mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 559mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 24mg 30mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 1.028mg 0.373mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.54mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.297mg mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 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 8mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0.112g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 18.519g 3.26g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 2.75g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate 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
10
Chocolate
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
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
29%
Chocolate
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
144%
Chocolate
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.56g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.259g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.