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Salsa vs Hot sauce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Salsa and Hot sauce?

  • Salsa is richer in Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B3, while Hot sauce is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Hot sauce's daily need coverage for Sodium is 96% higher.
  • Hot sauce has 5 times less Iron than Salsa. Salsa has 2.24mg of Iron, while Hot sauce has 0.48mg.
  • Salsa is lower in Sodium.

We used USDA Commodity, salsa and Sauce, ready-to-serve, pepper or hot 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 Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +242.9%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 24% 12% 32% 5% 13% 57%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 3% 13% 4% 10% 3% 5% 345%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +242.9%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +172.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%

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
Salsa
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Contains more Vitamin A +239.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1770%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.157
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 33% 0% 0% 13% 7% 21% 0% 35% 0% 0% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 250% 10% 3% 0% 9% 19% 5% 7% 37% 0% 6% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +239.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1770%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.157

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
11
Salsa
29
Hot sauce
Mineral Summary Score
29
Salsa
50
Hot sauce

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
9%
Salsa
3%
Hot sauce
Carbohydrates
7%
Salsa
2%
Hot sauce
Fats
1%
Salsa
2%
Hot sauce

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.
Salsa Hot sauce
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Salsa Hot sauce
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salsa
Salsa is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salsa
Salsa contains less Sodium (difference - 2213mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salsa
Salsa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salsa
Salsa is relatively richer in minerals
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 ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salsa Hot sauce Opinion
Calories 36 11 Salsa
Protein 1.5 0.51 Salsa
Fats 0.2 0.37 Hot sauce
Vitamin C 4 74.8 Hot sauce
Net carbs 5.599999904632568 1.4500000476837158 Salsa
Carbs 7 1.75 Salsa
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D
Iron 2.24 0.48 Salsa
Calcium 12 8 Salsa
Potassium 270 144 Salsa
Magnesium 16 5 Salsa
Sugar 1.26 Salsa
Fiber 1.4 0.3 Salsa
Copper 0.096 0.028 Salsa
Zinc 0.17 0.11 Salsa
Starch
Phosphorus 30 11 Salsa
Sodium 430 2643 Salsa
Vitamin A 550 162 Salsa
Vitamin E 0.12 Hot sauce
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.036 Salsa
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.082 Hot sauce
Vitamin B3 1.08 0.254 Salsa
Vitamin B5 0.11 Hot sauce
Vitamin B6 0.149 0.157 Hot sauce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.4 Hot sauce
Folate 19 6 Salsa
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.052 Salsa
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.03 Hot sauce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.107 0.196 Hot sauce
Tryptophan 0.007 Hot sauce
Threonine 0.019 Hot sauce
Isoleucine 0.017 Hot sauce
Leucine 0.027 Hot sauce
Lysine 0.023 Hot sauce
Methionine 0.006 Hot sauce
Phenylalanine 0.016 Hot sauce
Valine 0.022 Hot sauce
Histidine 0.01 Hot sauce
Fructose

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. Hot sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174527/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.