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Sesame vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sesame and Cayenne pepper

  • Sesame has more Copper, Iron, and Calcium, however Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 412% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 7 times less Calcium than Sesame. Sesame has 975mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper has 148mg.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Sesame
7
:
Contains more Iron +86.5%
Contains more Calcium +558.8%
Contains more Magnesium +130.9%
Contains more Copper +994.4%
Contains more Zinc +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +86.5%
Contains more Calcium +558.8%
Contains more Magnesium +130.9%
Contains more Copper +994.4%
Contains more Zinc +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.3%

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 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +462233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +11832%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +272.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 106
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +462233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +11832%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +272.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 106

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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
229%
Sesame
80%
Cayenne pepper

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 Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Sesame 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 lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.697g)
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 - $1.5)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 573 318 Sesame
Protein 17.73 12.01 Sesame
Fats 49.67 17.27 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 23.45 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 7.8 Sesame
Calcium 975 148 Sesame
Potassium 468 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 351 152 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 10.34 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 4.082 0.373 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 2.48 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 293 Sesame
Sodium 11 30 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.25 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.328 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 4.515 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.05 Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.79 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 97 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 3.26 Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 2.75 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 8.37 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 Sesame
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.