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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, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K and Potassium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A 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
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Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%

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

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
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 the food
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
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.
Chili pepper 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sugars (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)

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 Chili pepper Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 40 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 1.87 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.44 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 76.4 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 7.8 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 14 148 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 322 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 23 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 5.3 10.34 Chili pepper
Fiber 1.5 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.129 0.373 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 0.26 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 43 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 9 30 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 23 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.042 3.26 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 Chili pepper
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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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.