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Nutmeg vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Nutmeg and Paprika

  • Nutmeg has more Manganese, however Paprika is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Paprika covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 273% more than Nutmeg.
  • Nutmeg has 12 times more Saturated Fat than Paprika. While Nutmeg has 25.94g of Saturated Fat, Paprika has only 2.14g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, nutmeg, ground 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
Nutmeg
3
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Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Iron +595.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 178
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Iron +595.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 178

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
Nutmeg
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Folate +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +48188.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +674.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1238.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.33
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 0%
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 Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Folate +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +48188.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +674.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1238.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.33

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nutmeg Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 28.49g 19.09g Nutmeg
Protein 5.84g 14.14g Paprika
Fats 36.31g 12.89g Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29g 53.99g Paprika
Calories 525kcal 282kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar 2.99g 10.34g Nutmeg
Fiber 20.8g 34.9g Paprika
Calcium 184mg 229mg Paprika
Iron 3.04mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 183mg 178mg Nutmeg
Phosphorus 213mg 314mg Paprika
Potassium 350mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 16mg 68mg Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15mg 4.33mg Paprika
Copper 1.027mg 0.713mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 102IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin E 0mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 0.9mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.346mg 0.33mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.299mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 76µg 49µg Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 80.3µg Paprika
Tryptophan mg 0.07mg Paprika
Threonine mg 0.49mg Paprika
Isoleucine mg 0.57mg Paprika
Leucine mg 0.92mg Paprika
Lysine mg 0.69mg Paprika
Methionine mg 0.2mg Paprika
Phenylalanine mg 0.61mg Paprika
Valine mg 0.75mg Paprika
Histidine mg 0.25mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 25.94g 2.14g Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22g 1.695g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35g 7.766g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nutmeg Paprika
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
20
Nutmeg
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
103
Nutmeg
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
35%
Nutmeg
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
54%
Paprika
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
59%
Paprika

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 23.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.