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Fenugreek vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Fenugreek and Cayenne pepper

  • Fenugreek has more Iron, and Copper, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Manganese, and Folate.
  • Fenugreek covers your daily Iron needs 322% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper has 3 times less Copper than Fenugreek. Fenugreek has 1.11mg of Copper, while Cayenne pepper has 0.373mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, fenugreek 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
Contains more Iron +329.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +197.6%
Contains more Potassium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Equal in Phosphorus - 293
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +329.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +197.6%
Contains more Potassium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Equal in Phosphorus - 293

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 C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +69250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +86%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
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 C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +69250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +86%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328

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
33
Fenugreek
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
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
138%
Fenugreek
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
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.
Fenugreek Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Fenugreek Cayenne pepper
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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?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
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 Fenugreek Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 323 318 Fenugreek
Protein 23 12.01 Fenugreek
Fats 6.41 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 3 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 58.35 56.63 Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 33.53 7.8 Fenugreek
Calcium 176 148 Fenugreek
Potassium 770 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 191 152 Fenugreek
Sugar 10.34 Fenugreek
Fiber 24.6 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 1.11 0.373 Fenugreek
Zinc 2.5 2.48 Fenugreek
Starch
Phosphorus 296 293 Fenugreek
Sodium 67 30 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 60 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.322 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.366 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.64 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.6 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 57 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.46 3.26 Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
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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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.