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Cumin vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cumin and Cayenne pepper

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Manganese, and Copper, however Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin K.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 732% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 6 times less Calcium than Cumin. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper contains 148mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cumin 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cumin
6
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Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%

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
Cumin
1
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3176.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +795.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1387%
Contains more Folate +960%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 B1 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3176.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +795.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1387%
Contains more Folate +960%

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
51
Cumin
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
103%
Cumin
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.
Cumin Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Cumin Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.725g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 375 318 Cumin
Protein 17.81 12.01 Cumin
Fats 22.27 17.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 44.24 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 7.8 Cumin
Calcium 931 148 Cumin
Potassium 1788 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 366 152 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 10.34 Cumin
Fiber 10.5 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.867 0.373 Cumin
Zinc 4.8 2.48 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 293 Cumin
Sodium 168 30 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 1270 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 3.33 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.328 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 4.579 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.435 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 10 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.535 3.26 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 2.75 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.