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Paprika vs Chili powder spice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Paprika and Chili powder spice?

  • Paprika is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however Chili powder spice is richer in Vitamin E , Copper, Selenium, Vitamin K, and Calcium.
  • Chili powder spice's daily need coverage for Sodium is 122% more.
  • Chili powder spice contains 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Paprika. Paprika contains 2.51mg of Vitamin B5, while Chili powder spice contains 0.888mg.
  • Paprika has less Sodium.

We used Spices, paprika and Spices, chili powder types 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
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19.5%
Contains more Potassium +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Copper +40.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 300
Equal in Zinc - 4.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 99% 649% 107% 129% 173% 374% 118% 334%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19.5%
Contains more Potassium +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Calcium +44.1%
Contains more Copper +40.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 300
Equal in Zinc - 4.3

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.7%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 2.094
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1779% 763% 0% 3% 63% 217% 218% 54% 484% 22% 0% 265%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.7%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 2.094

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Chili powder spice Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 14.9g Paprika
Protein 14.14g 13.46g Paprika
Fats 12.89g 14.28g Chili powder spice
Carbs 53.99g 49.7g Paprika
Calories 282kcal 282kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 6.71g 4.29g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g 7.19g Chili powder spice
Fiber 34.9g 34.8g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 330mg Chili powder spice
Iron 21.14mg 17.3mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 149mg Paprika
Phosphorus 314mg 300mg Paprika
Potassium 2280mg 1950mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 2867mg Paprika
Zinc 4.33mg 4.3mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 1mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin A 49254IU 29650IU Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg 38.14mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 0.7mg Paprika
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.25mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.94mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 11.6mg Chili powder spice
Vitamin B5 2.51mg 0.888mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 2.094mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 28µg Paprika
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 105.7µg Chili powder spice
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.07mg
Threonine 0.49mg 0.27mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57mg 0.39mg Paprika
Leucine 0.92mg 0.63mg Paprika
Lysine 0.69mg 0.36mg Paprika
Methionine 0.2mg 0.13mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61mg 0.37mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg 0.54mg Paprika
Histidine 0.25mg 0.18mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.14g 2.462g Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 3.211g Chili powder spice
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 8.006g Chili powder spice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Paprika Chili powder spice
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
415
Paprika
322
Chili powder spice
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
247
Chili powder spice

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
85%
Paprika
81%
Chili powder spice
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
50%
Chili powder spice
Fats
59%
Paprika
66%
Chili powder spice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 2799mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.322g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili powder spice
Chili powder spice is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/nutrients
  2. Chili powder spice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171319/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.