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Paprika vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Paprika and Flax different?

  • Paprika is richer in Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin K, while Flax is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
  • Paprika covers your daily need of Vitamin A 274% more than Flax.
  • Paprika contains 94 times more Vitamin E than Flax. Paprika contains 29.1mg of Vitamin E , while Flax contains 0.31mg.

Spices, paprika and Seeds, flaxseed types were used 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
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Flax
Contains more Iron +268.9%
Contains more Potassium +180.4%
Contains more Calcium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains more Iron +268.9%
Contains more Potassium +180.4%
Contains more Calcium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
Contains less Sodium -55.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.34

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +664%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +398.2%
Contains more Folate +77.6%
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +9287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +664%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1767.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +398.2%
Contains more Folate +77.6%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
415
Paprika
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
181
Flax

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 the food
Protein
85%
Paprika
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
29%
Flax
Fats
59%
Paprika
195%
Flax

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Paprika Flax
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Paprika Flax
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 Saturated Fat?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.523g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Flax
Flax contains less Sugars (difference - 8.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Paprika Flax Opinion
Calories 282 534 Flax
Protein 14.14 18.29 Flax
Fats 12.89 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0.9 0.6 Paprika
Carbs 53.99 28.88 Paprika
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 5.73 Paprika
Calcium 229 255 Flax
Potassium 2280 813 Paprika
Magnesium 178 392 Flax
Sugars 10.34 1.55 Flax
Fiber 34.9 27.3 Paprika
Copper 0.713 1.22 Flax
Zinc 4.33 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 314 642 Flax
Sodium 68 30 Flax
Vitamin A 49254 0 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 0.31 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 1.23 0.161 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 3.08 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 0.985 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 0.473 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 4.3 Paprika
Folate 49 87 Flax
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 2.14 3.663 Paprika
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.07 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.49 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.57 0.896 Flax
Leucine 0.92 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.69 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.2 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.61 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.75 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.25 0.472 Flax
Fructose 6.71 0 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 of 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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.