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Cayenne pepper vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cayenne pepper and Barley

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Fiber, however, Barley is higher in Selenium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 231% more than Barley.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Barley, hulled.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Selenium +328.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Equal in Manganese - 1.943
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125% 261% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Selenium +328.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Equal in Manganese - 1.943

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Folate +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 29% 201%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Folate +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +650.9%
Contains more Other +162.6%
Contains more Carbs +29.8%
Contains more Water +17.3%
Equal in Protein - 12.48
12% 17% 57% 8% 6%
Protein: 12.01 g
Fats: 17.27 g
Carbs: 56.63 g
Water: 8.05 g
Other: 6.04 g
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Fats +650.9%
Contains more Other +162.6%
Contains more Carbs +29.8%
Contains more Water +17.3%
Equal in Protein - 12.48

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +832.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +655.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%
23% 19% 58%
Saturated Fat: 3.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.37 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +832.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +655.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cayenne pepper Barley
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Barley Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 56.18g Barley
Protein 12.01g 12.48g Barley
Fats 17.27g 2.3g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 73.48g Barley
Calories 318kcal 354kcal Barley
Sugar 10.34g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 27.2g 17.3g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 33mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 3.6mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 133mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 264mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 452mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 2.48mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.373mg 0.498mg Barley
Manganese 2mg 1.943mg Cayenne pepper
Selenium 8.8µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 41610IU 22IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A RAE 2081µg 1µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.57mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.285mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 4.604mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.318mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 19µg Cayenne pepper
Choline 51.5mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin K 80.3µg 2.2µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg Barley
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.295g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 1.108g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
360%
Cayenne pepper
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Cayenne pepper
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.778g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.