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Cayenne pepper vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cayenne pepper and Chili pepper

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, and Potassium, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 226% more than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper has 43 times less Vitamin E than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 29.83mg of Vitamin E , while Chili pepper has 0.69mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw.

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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 Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Contains more Calcium +957.1%
Contains more Iron +657.3%
Contains more Magnesium +560.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.4%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +853.8%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -70%

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 +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +4223.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +968.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +599.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.1%
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 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
Contains more Vitamin A +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +4223.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +968.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +599.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +384.2%
Contains more Folate +360.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +473.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.1%

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 Chili pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Chili pepper Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 7.31g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 1.87g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.44g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 8.81g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 40kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g 5.3g Chili pepper
Fiber 27.2g 1.5g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 14mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 1.03mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 23mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 43mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 322mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 9mg Chili pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.26mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.129mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 952IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.69mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 143.7mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.072mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.086mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.244mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.201mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.506mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 23µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 14µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.026mg Chili pepper
Threonine mg 0.074mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine mg 0.065mg Chili pepper
Leucine mg 0.105mg Chili pepper
Lysine mg 0.089mg Chili pepper
Methionine mg 0.024mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine mg 0.062mg Chili pepper
Valine mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Histidine mg 0.041mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.042g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.024g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.239g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Chili pepper
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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
2%
Chili pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.218g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.