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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, 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 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
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Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Magnesium - 146
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Potassium +260.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.2%
Contains more Copper +175.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
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 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 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Cayenne pepper Chocolate
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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 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 Cholesterol?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.56g)
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.