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Paprika vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Paprika and Nutmeg

  • Paprika has more Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Fiber, however Nutmeg is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Manganese.
  • Paprika covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 273% more than Nutmeg.
  • Paprika has 22 times more Vitamin B2 than Nutmeg. While Paprika has 1.23mg of Vitamin B2, Nutmeg has only 0.057mg.
  • Paprika has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, paprika and Spices, nutmeg, ground.

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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
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Nutmeg
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Iron +595.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +44%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343%
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Iron +595.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Contains more Copper +44%
Equal in Magnesium - 183

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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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin A +48188.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +674.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1238.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Folate +55.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.346
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 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +48188.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2057.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +674.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1238.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Folate +55.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.346

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Nutmeg Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 28.49g Nutmeg
Protein 14.14g 5.84g Paprika
Fats 12.89g 36.31g Nutmeg
Carbs 53.99g 49.29g Paprika
Calories 282kcal 525kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose 6.71g g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g 2.99g Nutmeg
Fiber 34.9g 20.8g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 184mg Paprika
Iron 21.14mg 3.04mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 183mg Nutmeg
Phosphorus 314mg 213mg Paprika
Potassium 2280mg 350mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 16mg Nutmeg
Zinc 4.33mg 2.15mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 1.027mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 49254IU 102IU Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg 0mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 3mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.346mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.057mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 1.299mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51mg mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 0.16mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 76µg Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 0µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07mg mg Paprika
Threonine 0.49mg mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57mg mg Paprika
Leucine 0.92mg mg Paprika
Lysine 0.69mg mg Paprika
Methionine 0.2mg mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61mg mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg mg Paprika
Histidine 0.25mg mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 2.14g 25.94g Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 3.22g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 0.35g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Paprika Nutmeg
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
20
Nutmeg
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
103
Nutmeg

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
35%
Nutmeg
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
49%
Nutmeg
Fats
59%
Paprika
168%
Nutmeg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 23.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.