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Cayenne pepper vs Curry powder - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cayenne pepper and Curry powder?

  • Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, yet Curry powder is richer in Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Copper, Selenium, and Calcium.
  • Curry powder's daily need coverage for Manganese is 274% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 2081 times more Vitamin A than Curry powder. Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A, while Curry powder has 1µg.

We used Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, curry powder types in this comparison.

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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 +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.3%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Copper +221.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.3%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Copper +221.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%

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 +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2233.3%
Contains more Folate +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%
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 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +359.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2233.3%
Contains more Folate +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +24.3%

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
87
Curry powder
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
231
Curry powder

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
86%
Curry powder
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
56%
Curry powder
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
65%
Curry powder

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 Curry powder
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 Curry powder
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?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.58g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.612g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 Curry powder Opinion
Calories 318 325 Curry powder
Protein 12.01 14.29 Curry powder
Fats 17.27 14.01 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 0.7 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 55.83 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 19.1 Curry powder
Calcium 148 525 Curry powder
Potassium 2014 1170 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 255 Curry powder
Sugar 10.34 2.76 Curry powder
Fiber 27.2 53.2 Curry powder
Copper 0.373 1.2 Curry powder
Zinc 2.48 4.7 Curry powder
Starch
Phosphorus 293 367 Curry powder
Sodium 30 52 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610 19 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 25.24 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.176 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.2 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 3.26 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 1.07 Curry powder
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.105 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 99.8 Curry powder
Folate 106 56 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.648 Curry powder
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 8.782 Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 3.056 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.11 Curry powder
Threonine 0.35 Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63 Curry powder
Leucine 0.89 Curry powder
Lysine 0.7 Curry powder
Methionine 0.19 Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58 Curry powder
Valine 0.75 Curry powder
Histidine 0.29 Curry powder
Fructose 0.79 Curry powder

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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.