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Cayenne pepper vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cayenne pepper and Cumin

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Vitamin K, however Cumin is higher in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 732% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cumin contains 33 times less Vitamin A than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A, while Cumin contains 64µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, cumin seed.

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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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Cumin
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%

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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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin C +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3176.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +795.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1387%
Contains more Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.5%
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 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +892.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +3176.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +795.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +463.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1387%
Contains more Folate +960%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.5%

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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
44%
Cumin
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
103%
Cumin

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

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Cayenne pepper Cumin
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?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.725g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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 Cumin Opinion
Calories 318 375 Cumin
Protein 12.01 17.81 Cumin
Fats 17.27 22.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 76.4 7.7 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 44.24 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 148 931 Cumin
Potassium 2014 1788 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 366 Cumin
Sugar 10.34 2.25 Cumin
Fiber 27.2 10.5 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.867 Cumin
Zinc 2.48 4.8 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 293 499 Cumin
Sodium 30 168 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610 1270 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 3.33 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.628 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.327 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 4.579 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.435 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 5.4 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 10 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.535 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 3.279 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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.