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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, 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 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 Iron +595.4%
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 183
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 114% 56% 31% 131% 343% 59% 92% 3%
Contains more Iron +595.4%
Contains more Calcium +24.5%
Contains more Potassium +551.4%
Contains more Zinc +101.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains less Sodium -76.5%
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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 0% 0% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 0% 0% 57%
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 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 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

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Paprika Nutmeg
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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