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Nattō vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nattō and Cayenne pepper

  • Nattō has more Copper, however Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin K and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Cayenne pepper is 231% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 2 times less Copper than Nattō. Nattō has 0.667mg of Copper, while Cayenne pepper has 0.373mg.

Food types used in this article are Natto 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
Nattō
5
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Contains more Iron +10.3%
Contains more Calcium +46.6%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.4%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +10.3%
Contains more Calcium +46.6%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.4%
Equal in Iron - 7.8

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
Nattō
1
:
Contains more Vitamin C +487.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +298200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +383.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1784.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +247.6%
Contains more Folate +1225%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 +487.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +298200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +383.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1784.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +247.6%
Contains more Folate +1225%

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
20
Nattō
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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 the food
Protein
116%
Nattō
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
51%
Nattō
80%
Cayenne pepper

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.
Nattō Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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 contains less Sugars?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sugars (difference - 5.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.669g)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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)
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 Nattō Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 211 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 19.4 12.01 Nattō
Fats 11 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 13 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 12.68 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 7.8 Nattō
Calcium 217 148 Nattō
Potassium 729 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 115 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 4.89 10.34 Nattō
Fiber 5.4 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.667 0.373 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 2.48 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 7 30 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.01 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 0 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.215 Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.13 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 8 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.591 3.26 Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 Nattō
Valine 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 Nattō
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.