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Cayenne pepper vs. Fennel seeds — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cayenne pepper and Fennel seeds different?

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, however, Fennel seeds are richer in Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cayenne pepper is 230% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Fennel seeds. While Cayenne pepper contains 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, Fennel seeds contain only 0.47mg.

Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, fennel seed are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Calcium +708.1%
Contains more Iron +137.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.2%
Contains more Zinc +49.2%
Contains more Copper +186.1%
Contains more Manganese +226.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125% 261% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Contains more Potassium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Calcium +708.1%
Contains more Iron +137.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.2%
Contains more Zinc +49.2%
Contains more Copper +186.1%
Contains more Manganese +226.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +30722.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +421.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 29% 201%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +30722.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +421.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +16.1%
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Other +36.3%
Equal in Carbs - 52.29
Equal in Water - 8.81
12% 17% 57% 8% 6%
Protein: 12.01 g
Fats: 17.27 g
Carbs: 56.63 g
Water: 8.05 g
Other: 6.04 g
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
Contains more Fats +16.1%
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Other +36.3%
Equal in Carbs - 52.29
Equal in Water - 8.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +395.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +260.4%
23% 19% 58%
Saturated Fat: 3.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.37 g
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +395.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +260.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cayenne pepper Fennel seeds
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Fennel seeds Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 12.49g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 15.8g Fennel seeds
Fats 17.27g 14.87g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 52.29g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 345kcal Fennel seeds
Sugar 10.34g Fennel seeds
Fiber 27.2g 39.8g Fennel seeds
Calcium 148mg 1196mg Fennel seeds
Iron 7.8mg 18.54mg Fennel seeds
Magnesium 152mg 385mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 293mg 487mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 2014mg 1694mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 88mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 3.7mg Fennel seeds
Copper 0.373mg 1.067mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 2mg 6.533mg Fennel seeds
Selenium 8.8µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 135IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A RAE 2081µg 7µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 21mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.408mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.353mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 6.05mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.47mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg Cayenne pepper
Choline 51.5mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin K 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.253mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.602mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.695mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.996mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.758mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.915mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.48g Fennel seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 9.91g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 1.69g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Fennel seeds
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
360%
Cayenne pepper
37%
Fennel seeds
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Cayenne pepper
301%
Fennel seeds

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.78g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/nutrients
  2. Fennel seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/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.