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Coriander vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Coriander and Cayenne pepper?

  • Coriander is richer in Vitamin K, yet Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 194% higher.
  • Coriander has 4 times more Vitamin K than Cayenne pepper. Coriander has 310µg of Vitamin K, while Cayenne pepper has 80.3µg.

We used Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Iron +340.7%
Contains more Calcium +120.9%
Contains more Potassium +286.6%
Contains more Magnesium +484.6%
Contains more Copper +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +396%
Contains more Phosphorus +510.4%
Contains less Sodium -34.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 67% 21% 46% 19% 75% 14% 21% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +340.7%
Contains more Calcium +120.9%
Contains more Potassium +286.6%
Contains more Magnesium +484.6%
Contains more Copper +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +396%
Contains more Phosphorus +510.4%
Contains less Sodium -34.8%

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 K +286.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +183%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +389.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +681.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1544.3%
Contains more Folate +71%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 90% 405% 50% 0% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 0% 776% 47%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin K +286.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +183%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +389.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +681.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1544.3%
Contains more Folate +71%

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
126
Coriander
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
33
Coriander
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
13%
Coriander
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
4%
Coriander
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
2%
Coriander
80%
Cayenne pepper

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

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Coriander Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.47g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.246g)
Which food is cheaper?
Coriander
Coriander is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 23 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 2.13 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.52 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 27 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 3.67 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.77 7.8 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 67 148 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 521 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 26 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugar 0.87 10.34 Coriander
Fiber 2.8 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.225 0.373 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 0.5 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 48 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 46 30 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 6748 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 2.5 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.067 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.162 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.114 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.57 Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 310 80.3 Coriander
Folate 62 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.014 3.26 Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
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Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.