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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Curry powder. Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +221.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.3%
Contains more Calcium +254.7%
Contains more Iron +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +67.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.5%
Contains more Copper +221.7%

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 +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
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 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 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
Contains more Vitamin A +218900%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Curry powder Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 2.63g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 14.29g Curry powder
Fats 17.27g 14.01g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 55.83g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 325kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.79g Curry powder
Sugar 10.34g 2.76g Curry powder
Fiber 27.2g 53.2g Curry powder
Calcium 148mg 525mg Curry powder
Iron 7.8mg 19.1mg Curry powder
Magnesium 152mg 255mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 293mg 367mg Curry powder
Potassium 2014mg 1170mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 52mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 4.7mg Curry powder
Copper 0.373mg 1.2mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 41610IU 19IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 25.24mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0.7mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.176mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.2mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 3.26mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 1.07mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.105mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 56µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 99.8µg Curry powder
Tryptophan mg 0.11mg Curry powder
Threonine mg 0.35mg Curry powder
Isoleucine mg 0.63mg Curry powder
Leucine mg 0.89mg Curry powder
Lysine mg 0.7mg Curry powder
Methionine mg 0.19mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine mg 0.58mg Curry powder
Valine mg 0.75mg Curry powder
Histidine mg 0.29mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 1.648g Curry powder
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 8.782g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 3.056g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Curry powder
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
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

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)

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.