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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains more Potassium +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Calcium +529.1%
Contains more Iron +750.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.5%
Contains more Copper +132.4%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 33.74g Cumin
Protein 12.01g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 17.27g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 56.63g 44.24g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g 2.25g Cumin
Fiber 27.2g 10.5g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 7.8mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 152mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 293mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 2014mg 1788mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 168mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.373mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 41610IU 1270IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 3.33mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 7.7mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.327mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 4.579mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.435mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 10µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 5.4µg 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 g
Saturated Fat 3.26g 1.535g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 3.279g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Cumin
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
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

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)

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.