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Nutmeg vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Nutmeg and Cayenne pepper?

  • Nutmeg is richer in Copper, yet Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 231% higher.
  • Nutmeg has 8 times more Saturated Fat than Cayenne pepper. Nutmeg has 25.94g of Saturated Fat, while Cayenne pepper has 3.26g.

We used Spices, nutmeg, ground 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 +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains more Iron +156.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +475.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains more Iron +156.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +475.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%

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
Nutmeg
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Contains more Vitamin A +40694.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1431.3%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +40694.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1431.3%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.328

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nutmeg Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 28.49g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 5.84g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 36.31g 17.27g Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 525kcal 318kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.99g 10.34g Nutmeg
Fiber 20.8g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 184mg 148mg Nutmeg
Iron 3.04mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 183mg 152mg Nutmeg
Phosphorus 213mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 350mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 16mg 30mg Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 1.027mg 0.373mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 102IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.346mg 0.328mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.299mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 76µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 25.94g 3.26g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22g 2.75g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Nutmeg 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
20
Nutmeg
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
103
Nutmeg
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
35%
Nutmeg
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

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 - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.68g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. 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.