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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 RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Vitamin B3 than Cayenne pepper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Copper +465.2%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Contains more Calcium +1380%
Contains more Iron +2194.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1420%
Contains more Phosphorus +1365%
Contains more Potassium +1050.9%
Contains more Zinc +1807.7%
Contains more Copper +465.2%
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 Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
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 Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin K +985.1%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Bell pepper Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 2.94g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 0.86g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.17g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 4.64g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 20kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g 0g Bell pepper
Fructose g 1.12g Bell pepper
Sugar 10.34g 2.4g Bell pepper
Fiber 27.2g 1.7g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 10mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 0.34mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 10mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 20mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 175mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 3mg Bell pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.13mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.066mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 370IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.37mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 80.4mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.057mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.028mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 0.48mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.099mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.224mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 10µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 7.4µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Bell pepper
Threonine mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine mg 0.024mg Bell pepper
Leucine mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Lysine mg 0.039mg Bell pepper
Methionine mg 0.007mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine mg 0.092mg Bell pepper
Valine mg 0.036mg Bell pepper
Histidine mg 0.01mg Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.058g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.008g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.062g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Bell pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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 food.
Protein
72%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Bell pepper
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
1%
Bell pepper

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?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. 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.