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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
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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%

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
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 the food
Protein
72%
Cayenne pepper
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
2%
Jalapeño

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 Jalapeño
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)

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

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 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. 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.