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Cayenne pepper vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cayenne pepper and Jalapeño

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Vitamin K, however Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A needs 225% more than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño has 31 times less Iron than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 7.8mg of Iron, while Jalapeño has 0.25mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Peppers, jalapeno, 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 Iron +3020%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +712.1%
Contains more Magnesium +913.3%
Contains more Copper +710.9%
Contains more Zinc +1671.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1026.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +3020%
Contains more Calcium +1133.3%
Contains more Potassium +712.1%
Contains more Magnesium +913.3%
Contains more Copper +710.9%
Contains more Zinc +1671.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1026.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%

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 +3759.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1212.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +579.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +484.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +334.1%
Contains more Folate +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.2%
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 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +3759.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1212.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +579.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +484.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +334.1%
Contains more Folate +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 318kcal 29kcal Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 0.91g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.37g Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Net carbs 29.43g 3.7g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 6.5g Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 7.8mg 0.25mg Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 12mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 248mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 15mg Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34g 4.12g Jalapeño
Fiber 27.2g 2.8g Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.046mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.14mg Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Phosphorus 293mg 26mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 3mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 41610IU 1078IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 3.58mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.04mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.07mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.28mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.419mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 18.5µg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 27µg Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.092g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.029g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.112g Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.168g)
Which food is cheaper?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.