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Curry powder vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Curry powder and Paprika

  • Curry powder has more Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper and Calcium, however Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Potassium.
  • Curry powder covers your daily need of Manganese 292% more than Paprika.
  • Curry powder has 6 times more Selenium than Paprika. While Curry powder has 40.3µg of Selenium, Paprika has only 6.3µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, curry powder and Spices, paprika.

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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 Calcium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Potassium +94.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Calcium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Potassium +94.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.33

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 +24.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +259131.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +515%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1939%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +259131.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +515%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1939%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
87
Curry powder
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
211
Paprika

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 the food
Protein
86%
Curry powder
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
54%
Paprika
Fats
65%
Curry powder
59%
Paprika

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Curry powder Paprika
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Curry powder Paprika
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 glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Curry powder
Curry powder contains less Sugars (difference - 7.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Curry powder
Curry powder contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.492g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Curry powder Paprika Opinion
Calories 325 282 Curry powder
Protein 14.29 14.14 Curry powder
Fats 14.01 12.89 Curry powder
Vitamin C 0.7 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 55.83 53.99 Curry powder
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 19.1 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 525 229 Curry powder
Potassium 1170 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 255 178 Curry powder
Sugars 2.76 10.34 Curry powder
Fiber 53.2 34.9 Curry powder
Copper 1.2 0.713 Curry powder
Zinc 4.7 4.33 Curry powder
Starch
Phosphorus 367 314 Curry powder
Sodium 52 68 Curry powder
Vitamin A 19 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 25.24 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.176 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.2 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 3.26 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 1.07 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.105 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 99.8 80.3 Curry powder
Folate 56 49 Curry powder
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.648 2.14 Curry powder
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782 1.695 Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.11 0.07 Curry powder
Threonine 0.35 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.63 0.57 Curry powder
Leucine 0.89 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.7 0.69 Curry powder
Methionine 0.19 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.75 0.75
Histidine 0.29 0.25 Curry powder
Fructose 0.79 6.71 Paprika

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/nutrients
  2. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.