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Poppy seed vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Poppy seed and Cayenne pepper

  • Poppy seed has more Manganese, Copper, Calcium and Phosphorus, however Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Cayenne pepper is 231% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 10 times less Calcium than Poppy seed. Poppy seed has 1438mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper has 148mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, poppy seed 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 more Iron +25.1%
Contains more Calcium +871.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.3%
Contains more Copper +336.2%
Contains more Zinc +218.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Contains more Potassium +180.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +25.1%
Contains more Calcium +871.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.3%
Contains more Copper +336.2%
Contains more Zinc +218.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.3%
Contains more Potassium +180.1%

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 B1 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +7540%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1585.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +819%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +871.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +891.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +29.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
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 B1 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +7540%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1585.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +819%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +871.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +891.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +29.3%

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
36
Poppy seed
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
280
Poppy seed
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
108%
Poppy seed
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
28%
Poppy seed
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
192%
Poppy seed
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.
Poppy seed Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Poppy seed 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?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed contains less Sugars (difference - 7.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.257g)
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 Poppy seed Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 525 318 Poppy seed
Protein 17.99 12.01 Poppy seed
Fats 41.56 17.27 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 1 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 28.13 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.76 7.8 Poppy seed
Calcium 1438 148 Poppy seed
Potassium 719 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 347 152 Poppy seed
Sugars 2.99 10.34 Poppy seed
Fiber 19.5 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 1.627 0.373 Poppy seed
Zinc 7.9 2.48 Poppy seed
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Phosphorus 870 293 Poppy seed
Sodium 26 30 Poppy seed
Vitamin A 0 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 1.77 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.854 0.328 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.1 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 0.896 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.324 Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 0.247 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 82 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 4.517 3.26 Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 5.982 2.75 Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 28.569 8.37 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.