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Chili pepper vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chili pepper and Cayenne pepper

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, and Potassium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 226% more than Chili pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper has 2 times less Vitamin C than Chili pepper. Chili pepper has 143.7mg of Vitamin C, while Cayenne pepper has 76.4mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppers, hot chili, red, raw 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 less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Copper +189.1%

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 +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +4223.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +968.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +599.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 C +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +4223.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +968.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +599.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 1.87g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.44g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 8.81g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 40kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.3g 10.34g Chili pepper
Fiber 1.5g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 14mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 1.03mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 23mg 152mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 322mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 9mg 30mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.373mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 76.4mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 23µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.042g 3.26g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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
66
Chili pepper
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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
11%
Chili pepper
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.218g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.