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Cayenne pepper vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cayenne pepper and Cardamom?

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, yet Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Vitamin A, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1130% more.
  • Cayenne pepper has 11 times more Vitamin B6 than Cardamom. While Cayenne pepper has 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, Cardamom has only 0.23mg.

We used Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, cardamom types 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
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Contains more Potassium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Copper - 0.383
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Contains more Potassium +80%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Copper - 0.383

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 +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +689.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +965.2%
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 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +689.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +965.2%

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
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
164
Cardamom

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
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
68%
Cardamom
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
31%
Cardamom

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Cardamom Opinion
Calories 318 311 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 10.76 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 6.7 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 21 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 68.47 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 13.97 Cardamom
Calcium 148 383 Cardamom
Potassium 2014 1119 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 229 Cardamom
Sugar 10.34 Cardamom
Fiber 27.2 28 Cardamom
Copper 0.373 0.383 Cardamom
Zinc 2.48 7.47 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 293 178 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 18 Cardamom
Vitamin A 41610 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.198 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.182 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1.102 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.23 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.68 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.87 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.43 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.