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Cayenne pepper vs. Brussels sprout — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cayenne pepper and Brussels sprout different?

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however, Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cayenne pepper is 227% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 34 times more Vitamin E than Brussels sprout. While Cayenne pepper contains 29.83mg of Vitamin E , Brussels sprout contains only 0.88mg.

Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Brussels sprouts, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +252.4%
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Copper +432.9%
Contains more Manganese +493.5%
Contains more Selenium +450%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
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 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24% 44% 9%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Copper +432.9%
Contains more Manganese +493.5%
Contains more Selenium +450%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +5418.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1067.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.7%
Contains more Folate +73.8%
Contains more Choline +169.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%
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 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 11% 443%
Contains more Vitamin A +5418.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1067.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1018.7%
Contains more Folate +73.8%
Contains more Choline +169.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +255.3%
Contains more Fats +5656.7%
Contains more Carbs +532.7%
Contains more Other +340.9%
Contains more Water +968.3%
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
3% 9% 86%
Protein: 3.38 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 8.95 g
Water: 86 g
Other: 1.37 g
Contains more Protein +255.3%
Contains more Fats +5656.7%
Contains more Carbs +532.7%
Contains more Other +340.9%
Contains more Water +968.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11856.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1728%
23% 19% 58%
Saturated Fat: 3.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.37 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 153 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11856.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1728%

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 Brussels sprout
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Brussels sprout Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 5.15g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 3.38g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.3g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 8.95g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 43kcal Cayenne pepper
Fructose 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 10.34g 2.2g Brussels sprout
Fiber 27.2g 3.8g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 42mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 1.4mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 23mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 69mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 389mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 25mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 2.48mg 0.42mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.07mg Cayenne pepper
Manganese 2mg 0.337mg Cayenne pepper
Selenium 8.8µg 1.6µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 754IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A RAE 2081µg 38µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.88mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.139mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.09mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 0.745mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.309mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.219mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 61µg Cayenne pepper
Choline 51.5mg 19.1mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin K 80.3µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.062g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.023g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 153g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
76%
Brussels sprout
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Cayenne pepper
24%
Brussels sprout

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.