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Cayenne pepper vs Caper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cayenne pepper and Caper

  • Caper has less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 230% more than Caper.
  • Caper contains 107 times less Vitamin B6 than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, while Caper contains 0.023mg.
  • Cayenne pepper has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Capers, canned.

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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 +270%
Contains more Iron +367.1%
Contains more Magnesium +360.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +2830%
Contains more Potassium +4935%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Equal in Copper - 0.374
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 63% 24% 5% 4% 307% 9% 125%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Iron +367.1%
Contains more Magnesium +360.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +2830%
Contains more Potassium +4935%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Equal in Copper - 0.374

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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Caper
Contains more Vitamin A +30052.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1676.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1722.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +561.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10552.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +226.4%
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 9% 18% 0% 15% 5% 33% 13% 2% 6% 18% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin A +30052.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +3289.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1676.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1722.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +561.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10552.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +226.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Caper Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 1.69g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 2.36g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.86g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 4.89g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 23kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g 0.41g Caper
Fiber 27.2g 3.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 40mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 1.67mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 33mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 10mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 40mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 2348mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.32mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.374mg Caper
Vitamin A 41610IU 138IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.88mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 4.3mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.018mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.139mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 0.652mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.027mg Caper
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.023mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 23µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 24.6µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.233g Caper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.063g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.304g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Caper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
15
Caper
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
68
Caper

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
14%
Caper
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Caper
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
4%
Caper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 2318mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caper
Caper is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caper
Caper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caper
Caper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Caper
Caper is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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. Caper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172238/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.