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Cayenne pepper vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cayenne pepper and Chocolate

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, while Chocolate has more Copper.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 231% more than Chocolate.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 58 times more Vitamin B6 than Chocolate. While Cayenne pepper contains 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, Chocolate contains only 0.042mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cayenne pepper is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +164.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Magnesium - 146
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Magnesium - 146

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 +83120%
Contains more Vitamin E +5424.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1738%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1100.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +891.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +83120%
Contains more Vitamin E +5424.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1738%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1100.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +891.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 54.17g Chocolate
Protein 12.01g 4.88g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 56.63g 61.17g Chocolate
Calories 318kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Chocolate
Sugar 10.34g 47.9g Cayenne pepper
Fiber 27.2g 7g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 56mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 152mg 146mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 206mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 559mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.48mg 2.01mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 41610IU 50IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.54mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.025mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.05mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 0.725mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.042mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 80.3µg 8.1µg 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 8mg Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat g 0.112g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 18.519g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 1.092g Cayenne pepper

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Cayenne pepper Chocolate
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
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
120
Chocolate

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
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
61%
Chocolate
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
144%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.56g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.259g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.