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Sesame vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sesame and Paprika

  • Sesame has more Copper, and Calcium, while Paprika has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, and Potassium.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 374% higher.
  • Paprika contains 4 times less Calcium than Sesame. Sesame contains 975mg of Calcium, while Paprika contains 229mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Spices, paprika.

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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
Sesame
6
:
Contains more Calcium +325.8%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Copper +472.5%
Contains more Zinc +79%
Contains more Phosphorus +100.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.8%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Potassium +387.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Calcium +325.8%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Copper +472.5%
Contains more Zinc +79%
Contains more Phosphorus +100.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.8%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Potassium +387.2%

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
Sesame
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +98%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +547166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +398%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +98%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +547166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +398%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
50
Sesame
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
54%
Paprika
Fats
229%
Sesame
59%
Paprika

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

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Sesame Paprika
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 lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.817g)
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 - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Paprika Opinion
Calories 573 282 Sesame
Protein 17.73 14.14 Sesame
Fats 49.67 12.89 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 23.45 53.99 Paprika
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 975 229 Sesame
Potassium 468 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 351 178 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 10.34 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 34.9 Paprika
Copper 4.082 0.713 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 4.33 Sesame
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Phosphorus 629 314 Sesame
Sodium 11 68 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 0.25 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.33 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 4.515 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.05 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.79 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 80.3 Paprika
Folate 97 49 Sesame
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 2.14 Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 1.695 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 7.766 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.07 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.49 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.57 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.92 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.586 0.2 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.61 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.75 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.25 Sesame
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.