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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 A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, yet Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1130% more.
  • Cayenne pepper has 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cardamom. While Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, Cardamom has only 0µg.

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
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +80%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.383
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +80%
Contains more Calcium +158.8%
Contains more Iron +79.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +201.2%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +689.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +965.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Cardamom Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 40.47g Cardamom
Protein 12.01g 10.76g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 6.7g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 68.47g Cardamom
Calories 318kcal 311kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Cardamom
Fiber 27.2g 28g Cardamom
Calcium 148mg 383mg Cardamom
Iron 7.8mg 13.97mg Cardamom
Magnesium 152mg 229mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 293mg 178mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 1119mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 18mg Cardamom
Zinc 2.48mg 7.47mg Cardamom
Copper 0.373mg 0.383mg Cardamom
Vitamin A 41610IU 0IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 21mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.198mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.182mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.102mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.23mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg 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 0.68g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.87g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.43g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Cardamom
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
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

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.

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.