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Coriander seeds vs. Cayenne pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Coriander seeds and Cayenne pepper

  • Coriander seeds have more Iron, Copper, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, and Selenium, however, Cayenne pepper have more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cayenne pepper is 231% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 5 times less Calcium than Coriander seeds. Coriander seeds have 709mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper has 148mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, coriander seed 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +379.1%
Contains more Iron +109.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +161.4%
Contains more Selenium +197.7%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Manganese - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 612% 236% 176% 112% 5% 129% 325% 248% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125% 261% 48%
Contains more Calcium +379.1%
Contains more Iron +109.2%
Contains more Magnesium +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +161.4%
Contains more Selenium +197.7%
Contains more Potassium +59%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Manganese - 2

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 60% 67% 40% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 29% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +308.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +10.1%
Equal in Protein - 12.01
Equal in Fats - 17.27
Equal in Carbs - 56.63
Equal in Water - 8.05
Equal in Other - 6.04
12% 18% 55% 9% 6%
Protein: 12.37 g
Fats: 17.77 g
Carbs: 54.99 g
Water: 8.86 g
Other: 6.01 g
12% 17% 57% 8% 6%
Protein: 12.01 g
Fats: 17.27 g
Carbs: 56.63 g
Water: 8.05 g
Other: 6.04 g
Contains more Water +10.1%
Equal in Protein - 12.01
Equal in Fats - 17.27
Equal in Carbs - 56.63
Equal in Water - 8.05
Equal in Other - 6.04

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +393.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +378.3%
6% 83% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.99 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.58 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.75 g
23% 19% 58%
Saturated Fat: 3.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.37 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +393.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +378.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander seeds Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.37g 12.01g Coriander seeds
Fats 17.77g 17.27g Coriander seeds
Carbs 54.99g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 298kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34g Coriander seeds
Fiber 41.9g 27.2g Coriander seeds
Calcium 709mg 148mg Coriander seeds
Iron 16.32mg 7.8mg Coriander seeds
Magnesium 330mg 152mg Coriander seeds
Phosphorus 409mg 293mg Coriander seeds
Potassium 1267mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 35mg 30mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 4.7mg 2.48mg Coriander seeds
Copper 0.975mg 0.373mg Coriander seeds
Manganese 1.9mg 2mg Cayenne pepper
Selenium 26.2µg 8.8µg Coriander seeds
Vitamin A 0IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2081µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 21mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.239mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 2.13mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 0µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Choline 51.5mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin K 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.99g 3.26g Coriander seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 13.58g 2.75g Coriander seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.75g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coriander seeds Cayenne 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
18%
Coriander seeds
360%
Cayenne pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
220%
Coriander seeds
125%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Coriander seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170922/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.