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Curry powder vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Curry powder and Cayenne pepper?

  • Curry powder is richer in Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Copper, Selenium, and Calcium, yet Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Curry powder's daily need coverage for Manganese is 274% higher.
  • Curry powder has 5 times more Selenium than Cayenne pepper. Curry powder has 40.3µg of Selenium, while Cayenne pepper has 8.8µg.

We used Spices, curry powder 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
Contains more Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +221.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +221.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.3%

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 Vitamin A +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2233.3%
Contains more Folate +89.3%
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2233.3%
Contains more Folate +89.3%

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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Curry powder Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 2.63g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 14.29g 12.01g Curry powder
Fats 14.01g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 55.83g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 325kcal 318kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose 0.79g g Curry powder
Sugar 2.76g 10.34g Curry powder
Fiber 53.2g 27.2g Curry powder
Calcium 525mg 148mg Curry powder
Iron 19.1mg 7.8mg Curry powder
Magnesium 255mg 152mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 367mg 293mg Curry powder
Potassium 1170mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 52mg 30mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 4.7mg 2.48mg Curry powder
Copper 1.2mg 0.373mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 19IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 25.24mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 3.26mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.07mg mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.105mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 56µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 99.8µg 80.3µg Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.11mg mg Curry powder
Threonine 0.35mg mg Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63mg mg Curry powder
Leucine 0.89mg mg Curry powder
Lysine 0.7mg mg Curry powder
Methionine 0.19mg mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58mg mg Curry powder
Valine 0.75mg mg Curry powder
Histidine 0.29mg mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.648g 3.26g Curry powder
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782g 2.75g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Curry powder Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
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
86%
Curry powder
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
65%
Curry powder
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.58g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.612g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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

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. 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.