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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, 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 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Copper +432.9%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Contains more Iron +457.1%
Contains more Calcium +252.4%
Contains more Potassium +417.7%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Copper +432.9%
Contains more Zinc +490.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +324.6%
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" 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 +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 Vitamin C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%
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 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 Vitamin C +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +120.4%

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 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
Calories 318kcal 43kcal Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 3.38g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.3g Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Net carbs 29.43g 5.15g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 8.95g Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 7.8mg 1.4mg Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 42mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 389mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 23mg Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34g 2.2g Brussels sprout
Fiber 27.2g 3.8g Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.07mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.42mg Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Phosphorus 293mg 69mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 25mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 41610IU 754IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.88mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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 mg 0.309mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.219mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Folate 106µg 61µg Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.062g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.023g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 153g Brussels sprout
Tryptophan mg 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine mg 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine mg 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine mg 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine mg 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine mg 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine mg 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Fructose g 0.93g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Brussels sprout
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
23
Brussels sprout

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
20%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
1%
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

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. 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.