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Flax vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flax and Paprika different?

  • Flax is richer in Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, while Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin K.
  • Paprika covers your daily need of Vitamin A 274% more than Flax.
  • Flax contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Paprika. Flax contains 1.644mg of Vitamin B1, while Paprika contains 0.33mg.

Seeds, flaxseed and Spices, paprika types were used in this article.

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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
Flax
6
:
Contains more Calcium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Contains more Iron +268.9%
Contains more Potassium +180.4%
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Calcium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Contains more Iron +268.9%
Contains more Potassium +180.4%
Equal in Zinc - 4.33

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
Flax
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +398.2%
Contains more Folate +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +664%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +398.2%
Contains more Folate +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +664%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%

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.
Flax Paprika
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Paprika Opinion
Calories 534kcal 282kcal Flax
Protein 18.29g 14.14g Flax
Fats 42.16g 12.89g Flax
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0.9mg Paprika
Net carbs 1.58g 19.09g Paprika
Carbs 28.88g 53.99g Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 5.73mg 21.14mg Paprika
Calcium 255mg 229mg Flax
Potassium 813mg 2280mg Paprika
Magnesium 392mg 178mg Flax
Sugar 1.55g 10.34g Flax
Fiber 27.3g 34.9g Paprika
Copper 1.22mg 0.713mg Flax
Zinc 4.34mg 4.33mg Flax
Starch g g
Phosphorus 642mg 314mg Flax
Sodium 30mg 68mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin E 0.31mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 1.644mg 0.33mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 3.08mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.985mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.473mg 2.141mg Paprika
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 80.3µg Paprika
Folate 87µg 49µg Flax
Trans Fat g 0g Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663g 2.14g Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527g 1.695g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73g 7.766g Flax
Tryptophan 0.297mg 0.07mg Flax
Threonine 0.766mg 0.49mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.896mg 0.57mg Flax
Leucine 1.235mg 0.92mg Flax
Lysine 0.862mg 0.69mg Flax
Methionine 0.37mg 0.2mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957mg 0.61mg Flax
Valine 1.072mg 0.75mg Flax
Histidine 0.472mg 0.25mg Flax
Fructose 0g 6.71g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax Paprika
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
63
Flax
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
211
Paprika

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
110%
Flax
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
54%
Paprika
Fats
195%
Flax
59%
Paprika

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.523g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients
  2. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.