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Flax vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Flax and Cayenne pepper

  • Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorus, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B2.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 231% higher.
  • Flax has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Cayenne pepper. While Flax has 1.644mg of Vitamin B1, Cayenne pepper has only 0.328mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, flaxseed 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
Flax
5
:
Contains more Calcium +72.3%
Contains more Magnesium +157.9%
Contains more Copper +227.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.1%
Contains more Iron +36.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.7%
Equal in Sodium - 30
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Calcium +72.3%
Contains more Magnesium +157.9%
Contains more Copper +227.1%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.1%
Contains more Iron +36.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.7%
Equal in Sodium - 30

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 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +12633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9522.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%
Contains more Folate +21.8%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +12633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9522.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%
Contains more Folate +21.8%

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
63
Flax
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
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
110%
Flax
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
195%
Flax
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.
Flax Cayenne pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax 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 is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Flax
Flax contains less Sugars (difference - 8.79g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.403g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (30 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 Flax Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 534 318 Flax
Protein 18.29 12.01 Flax
Fats 42.16 17.27 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 28.88 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 7.8 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 255 148 Flax
Potassium 813 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 392 152 Flax
Sugars 1.55 10.34 Flax
Fiber 27.3 27.2 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.373 Flax
Zinc 4.34 2.48 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 293 Flax
Sodium 30 30
Vitamin A 0 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.31 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.328 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 3.08 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 87 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.663 3.26 Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 2.75 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 8.37 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 Flax
Valine 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.472 Flax
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.