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Nutmeg vs. Chili powder spice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nutmeg and Chili powder spice

  • Chili powder spice is richer than Nutmeg in Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin E from Chili powder spice is 254% higher.
  • Nutmeg contains 11 times more Saturated Fat than Chili powder spice. Nutmeg contains 25.94g of Saturated Fat, while Chili powder spice contains 2.462g.

Food types used in this article are Spices, nutmeg, ground and Spices, chili powder.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +22.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Manganese +70.6%
Contains more Calcium +79.3%
Contains more Iron +469.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +457.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Selenium +1175%
Equal in Copper - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343% 379% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 99% 649% 107% 129% 173% 374% 118% 334% 222% 112%
Contains more Magnesium +22.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Manganese +70.6%
Contains more Calcium +79.3%
Contains more Iron +469.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +457.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Selenium +1175%
Equal in Copper - 1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Nutmeg
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Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +28968.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1549.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +793%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1208.8%
Contains more Choline +655.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1779% 763% 0% 3% 63% 217% 218% 54% 484% 22% 0% 37% 265%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.4%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +28968.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1549.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +793%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1208.8%
Contains more Choline +655.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +154.3%
Contains more Protein +130.5%
Contains more Water +72.6%
Contains more Other +406.9%
Equal in Carbs - 49.7
6% 36% 49% 6% 2%
Protein: 5.84 g
Fats: 36.31 g
Carbs: 49.29 g
Water: 6.23 g
Other: 2.33 g
13% 14% 50% 11% 12%
Protein: 13.46 g
Fats: 14.28 g
Carbs: 49.7 g
Water: 10.75 g
Other: 11.81 g
Contains more Fats +154.3%
Contains more Protein +130.5%
Contains more Water +72.6%
Contains more Other +406.9%
Equal in Carbs - 49.7

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2187.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 3.211
88% 11%
Saturated Fat: 25.94 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.35 g
18% 23% 59%
Saturated Fat: 2.462 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.006 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2187.4%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 3.211

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Nutmeg Chili powder spice
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nutmeg Chili powder spice Opinion
Net carbs 28.49g 14.9g Nutmeg
Protein 5.84g 13.46g Chili powder spice
Fats 36.31g 14.28g Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29g 49.7g Chili powder spice
Calories 525kcal 282kcal Nutmeg
Fructose 4.29g Chili powder spice
Sugar 2.99g 7.19g Nutmeg
Fiber 20.8g 34.8g Chili powder spice
Calcium 184mg 330mg Chili powder spice
Iron 3.04mg 17.3mg Chili powder spice
Magnesium 183mg 149mg Nutmeg
Phosphorus 213mg 300mg Chili powder spice
Potassium 350mg 1950mg Chili powder spice
Sodium 16mg 2867mg Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15mg 4.3mg Chili powder spice
Copper 1.027mg 1mg Nutmeg
Manganese 2.9mg 1.7mg Nutmeg
Selenium 1.6µg 20.4µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin A 102IU 29650IU Chili powder spice
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 1483µg Chili powder spice
Vitamin E 0mg 38.14mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin C 3mg 0.7mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.346mg 0.25mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.94mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B3 1.299mg 11.6mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B5 0.888mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 2.094mg Chili powder spice
Folate 76µg 28µg Nutmeg
Choline 8.8mg 66.5mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin K 0µg 105.7µg Chili powder spice
Tryptophan 0.07mg Chili powder spice
Threonine 0.27mg Chili powder spice
Isoleucine 0.39mg Chili powder spice
Leucine 0.63mg Chili powder spice
Lysine 0.36mg Chili powder spice
Methionine 0.13mg Chili powder spice
Phenylalanine 0.37mg Chili powder spice
Valine 0.54mg Chili powder spice
Histidine 0.18mg Chili powder spice
Saturated Fat 25.94g 2.462g Chili powder spice
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22g 3.211g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35g 8.006g Chili powder spice
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.014g Chili powder spice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.519g Chili powder spice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nutmeg Chili powder spice
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Nutmeg
300%
Chili powder spice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Nutmeg
231%
Chili powder spice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 2851mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 23.478g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/nutrients
  2. Chili powder spice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171319/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.