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Cayenne pepper vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cayenne pepper and Fenugreek

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Manganese, and Folate, however Fenugreek is richer in Iron, and Copper.
  • Fenugreek covers your daily Iron needs 322% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Fenugreek has 694 times less Vitamin A than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A, while Fenugreek has 3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, fenugreek 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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Contains more Potassium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Iron +329.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +197.6%
Equal in Zinc - 2.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 296
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Contains more Potassium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Iron +329.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +197.6%
Equal in Zinc - 2.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 296

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 +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +69250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +86%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.322
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 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +69250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +86%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.322

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
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
30%
Fenugreek

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 Fenugreek
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

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Cayenne pepper Fenugreek
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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?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
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 Fenugreek Opinion
Calories 318 323 Fenugreek
Protein 12.01 23 Fenugreek
Fats 17.27 6.41 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 3 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 58.35 Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 33.53 Fenugreek
Calcium 148 176 Fenugreek
Potassium 2014 770 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 191 Fenugreek
Sugar 10.34 Fenugreek
Fiber 27.2 24.6 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 1.11 Fenugreek
Zinc 2.48 2.5 Fenugreek
Starch
Phosphorus 293 296 Fenugreek
Sodium 30 67 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610 60 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.322 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.366 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1.64 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.6 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 57 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.46 Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.