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Cayenne pepper vs Bell pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cayenne pepper and Bell pepper

  • Bell pepper contains less Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Potassium and Vitamin B3 than Cayenne pepper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Cayenne pepper is 229% higher.
  • Bell pepper has 81 times less Vitamin E than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 29.83mg of Vitamin E , while Bell pepper has 0.37mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Peppers, sweet, green, raw.

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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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Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Copper +465.2%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 3% 16% 8% 22% 4% 9% 1%
Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Copper +465.2%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains less Sodium -90%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +11145.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7962.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3182.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +993.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 268% 23% 8% 0% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 0% 19% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +11145.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7962.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3182.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +993.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Contains more Folate +960%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4

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
388
Cayenne pepper
34
Bell pepper
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
9
Bell pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
1%
Bell pepper

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.
Cayenne pepper Bell pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Bell pepper
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sugars (difference - 7.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.202g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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 Cayenne pepper Bell pepper Opinion
Calories 318 20 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 0.86 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 0.17 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 80.4 Bell pepper
Carbs 56.63 4.64 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 0.34 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 10 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014 175 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 10 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 10.34 2.4 Bell pepper
Fiber 27.2 1.7 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.066 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48 0.13 Cayenne pepper
Starch 0 Bell pepper
Phosphorus 293 20 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 3 Bell pepper
Vitamin A 41610 370 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0.37 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.057 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.028 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 0.48 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.099 Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.224 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 7.4 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 10 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.058 Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.008 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.062 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.012 Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036 Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024 Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036 Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039 Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007 Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092 Bell pepper
Valine 0.036 Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01 Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12 Bell pepper

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/nutrients
  2. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.