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Cayenne pepper vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cayenne pepper and Black pepper

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, however Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Calcium.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 468% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 77 times more Vitamin A than Black pepper. While Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A, Black pepper has only 27µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, pepper, black.

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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 Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +199.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +256.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Contains more Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Calcium +199.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +256.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +7506.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2768.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +410.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +741.9%
Contains more Folate +523.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.9%
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 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +7506.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2768.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +410.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +741.9%
Contains more Folate +523.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.9%

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
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
160
Black 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
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
64%
Black pepper
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
15%
Black pepper

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

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Cayenne pepper Black 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 vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.868g)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Black pepper Opinion
Calories 318 251 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 10.39 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 3.26 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 0 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 63.95 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 9.71 Black pepper
Calcium 148 443 Black pepper
Potassium 2014 1329 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 171 Black pepper
Sugar 10.34 0.64 Black pepper
Fiber 27.2 25.3 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 1.33 Black pepper
Zinc 2.48 1.19 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 293 158 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 20 Black pepper
Vitamin A 41610 547 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 1.04 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.108 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.18 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1.143 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.291 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 106 17 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.392 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.739 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.998 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black 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 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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.