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Paprika vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Paprika and Table salt

  • Paprika is higher in Iron, Copper, and Potassium, yet Table salt is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin K.
  • Table salt covers your daily Sodium needs 1682% more than Paprika.
  • Paprika contains 285 times more Potassium than Table salt. While Paprika contains 2280mg of Potassium, Table salt contains only 8mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Paprika is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, paprika and Salt, table.

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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 +6306.1%
Contains more Calcium +854.2%
Contains more Potassium +28400%
Contains more Magnesium +17700%
Contains more Copper +2276.7%
Contains more Zinc +4230%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 1% 1% 10% 3% 0% 5056%
Contains more Iron +6306.1%
Contains more Calcium +854.2%
Contains more Potassium +28400%
Contains more Magnesium +17700%
Contains more Copper +2276.7%
Contains more Zinc +4230%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%

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
Paprika
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
0%
Table salt
Fats
59%
Paprika
0%
Table salt

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

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Paprika Table salt
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 Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.14g)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 38690mg)
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 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 Table salt Opinion
Calories 282 0 Paprika
Protein 14.14 0 Paprika
Fats 12.89 0 Paprika
Vitamin C 0.9 0 Paprika
Carbs 53.99 0 Paprika
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 0.33 Paprika
Calcium 229 24 Paprika
Potassium 2280 8 Paprika
Magnesium 178 1 Paprika
Sugar 10.34 0 Table salt
Fiber 34.9 0 Paprika
Copper 0.713 0.03 Paprika
Zinc 4.33 0.1 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 314 0 Paprika
Sodium 68 38758 Paprika
Vitamin A 49254 0 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 0 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 0 Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23 0 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 0 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 0 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 0 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 0 Paprika
Folate 49 0 Paprika
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.14 0 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 0 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 0 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07 0 Paprika
Threonine 0.49 0 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57 0 Paprika
Leucine 0.92 0 Paprika
Lysine 0.69 0 Paprika
Methionine 0.2 0 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61 0 Paprika
Valine 0.75 0 Paprika
Histidine 0.25 0 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.