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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
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
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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%

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 Cayenne pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 534kcal 318kcal Flax
Protein 18.29g 12.01g Flax
Fats 42.16g 17.27g Flax
Vitamin C 0.6mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Net carbs 1.58g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 28.88g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 5.73mg 7.8mg Cayenne pepper
Calcium 255mg 148mg Flax
Potassium 813mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 392mg 152mg Flax
Sugar 1.55g 10.34g Flax
Fiber 27.3g 27.2g Flax
Copper 1.22mg 0.373mg Flax
Zinc 4.34mg 2.48mg Flax
Starch g g
Phosphorus 642mg 293mg Flax
Sodium 30mg 30mg
Vitamin A 0IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.31mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 1.644mg 0.328mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 3.08mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.985mg mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Folate 87µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.663g 3.26g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527g 2.75g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73g 8.37g Flax
Tryptophan 0.297mg mg Flax
Threonine 0.766mg mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.896mg mg Flax
Leucine 1.235mg mg Flax
Lysine 0.862mg mg Flax
Methionine 0.37mg mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957mg mg Flax
Valine 1.072mg mg Flax
Histidine 0.472mg mg Flax
Fructose 0g g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Flax Cayenne pepper
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
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 food.
Protein
110%
Flax
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
195%
Flax
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.