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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Calcium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Iron +10.7%
Contains more Potassium +94.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Contains more Calcium +129.3%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
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 Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +259131.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +259131.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
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%

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.
Curry powder Paprika
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Curry powder Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 2.63g 19.09g Paprika
Protein 14.29g 14.14g Curry powder
Fats 14.01g 12.89g Curry powder
Carbs 55.83g 53.99g Curry powder
Calories 325kcal 282kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose 0.79g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar 2.76g 10.34g Curry powder
Fiber 53.2g 34.9g Curry powder
Calcium 525mg 229mg Curry powder
Iron 19.1mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 255mg 178mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 367mg 314mg Curry powder
Potassium 1170mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 52mg 68mg Curry powder
Zinc 4.7mg 4.33mg Curry powder
Copper 1.2mg 0.713mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 19IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin E 25.24mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0.9mg Paprika
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.33mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 3.26mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 1.07mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.105mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 56µg 49µg Curry powder
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 99.8µg 80.3µg Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.11mg 0.07mg Curry powder
Threonine 0.35mg 0.49mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.63mg 0.57mg Curry powder
Leucine 0.89mg 0.92mg Paprika
Lysine 0.7mg 0.69mg Curry powder
Methionine 0.19mg 0.2mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.61mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg 0.75mg
Histidine 0.29mg 0.25mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.648g 2.14g Curry powder
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782g 1.695g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056g 7.766g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Curry powder Paprika
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
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 food.
Protein
86%
Curry powder
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
54%
Paprika
Fats
65%
Curry powder
59%
Paprika

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 is lower in Sugar?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Sugar (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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. 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.