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Cayenne pepper vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cayenne pepper and Garden cress

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin E , Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however Garden cress has more Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Garden cress is 385% higher.
  • Garden cress has 43 times less Vitamin E than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 29.83mg of Vitamin E , while Garden cress has 0.7mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Cress, garden, raw.

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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 Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +232.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +119.4%
Contains more Zinc +978.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +285.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +232.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +119.4%
Contains more Zinc +978.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +285.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%

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 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +501.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +4161.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +310%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +253.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +770.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +891.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +574.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 69
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 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +501.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +4161.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +310%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +253.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +770.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +891.9%
Contains more Folate +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +574.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 69

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
187
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
31
Garden cress

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
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
6%
Garden cress
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
3%
Garden cress

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

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Cayenne pepper Garden cress
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden cress
Garden cress contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.237g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Garden cress Opinion
Calories 318 32 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 2.6 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 0.7 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 69 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 5.5 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 1.3 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 81 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014 606 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 38 Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34 4.4 Garden cress
Fiber 27.2 1.1 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.17 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48 0.23 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 293 76 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 14 Garden cress
Vitamin A 41610 6917 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0.7 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.08 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.26 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.242 Garden cress
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.247 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 106 80 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.023 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.239 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.228 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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.