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Cayenne pepper vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cayenne pepper and Nutmeg?

  • Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Iron and Potassium, yet Nutmeg is richer in Vitamin E , Copper and Vitamin K.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 231% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 25 times more Vitamin C than Nutmeg. Cayenne pepper has 76.4mg of Vitamin C, while Nutmeg has 3mg.
  • Cayenne pepper contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, nutmeg, ground 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
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Nutmeg
Contains more Iron +156.6%
Contains more Potassium +475.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 114% 56% 31% 131% 343% 59% 92% 3%
Contains more Iron +156.6%
Contains more Potassium +475.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +175.3%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%

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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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +40694.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1431.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.346
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% 7% 0% 0% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 0% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin C +2446.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +40694.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1431.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.346

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
388
Cayenne pepper
20
Nutmeg
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
103
Nutmeg

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 the food
Protein
72%
Cayenne pepper
35%
Nutmeg
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
49%
Nutmeg
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
168%
Nutmeg

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cayenne pepper Nutmeg
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Nutmeg
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 contains less Sugars?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sugars (difference - 7.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.68g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cayenne pepper Nutmeg Opinion
Calories 318 525 Nutmeg
Protein 12.01 5.84 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 36.31 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 76.4 3 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 49.29 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 3.04 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 184 Nutmeg
Potassium 2014 350 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 183 Nutmeg
Sugars 10.34 2.99 Nutmeg
Fiber 27.2 20.8 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 1.027 Nutmeg
Zinc 2.48 2.15 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 293 213 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 16 Nutmeg
Vitamin A 41610 102 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.346 Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.057 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1.299 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.16 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 0 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 76 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.26 25.94 Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 3.22 Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.35 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.