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Cayenne pepper vs Rye - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cayenne pepper and Rye

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, while Rye has more Vitamin C.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 231% more than Rye.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 35 times more Vitamin E than Rye. While Cayenne pepper contains 29.83mg of Vitamin E , Rye contains only 0.85mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Rye grain.

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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 +516.7%
Contains more Iron +196.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +294.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.65
Equal in Copper - 0.367
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 99% 79% 143% 45% 1% 73% 123%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +196.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +294.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.65
Equal in Copper - 0.367

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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Rye
Contains more Vitamin A +378172.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3409.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Contains more Folate +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1261%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.316
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 1% 17% 0% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 29% 0% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +378172.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +3409.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Contains more Folate +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1261%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.316

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 Rye
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 Rye Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 60.76g Rye
Protein 12.01g 10.34g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 1.63g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 75.86g Rye
Calories 318kcal 338kcal Rye
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.11g Rye
Sugar 10.34g 0.98g Rye
Fiber 27.2g 15.1g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 24mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 2.63mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 110mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 332mg Rye
Potassium 2014mg 510mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 2mg Rye
Zinc 2.48mg 2.65mg Rye
Copper 0.373mg 0.367mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 11IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.85mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.316mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.251mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 4.27mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 1.456mg Rye
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.294mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 38µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 5.9µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.108mg Rye
Threonine mg 0.289mg Rye
Isoleucine mg 0.208mg Rye
Leucine mg 0.563mg Rye
Lysine mg 0.286mg Rye
Methionine mg 0.153mg Rye
Phenylalanine mg 0.435mg Rye
Valine mg 0.317mg Rye
Histidine mg 0.189mg Rye
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.197g Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.208g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.767g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Rye
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
36
Rye
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
71
Rye

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
62%
Rye
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
76%
Rye
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
8%
Rye

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rye
Rye is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rye
Rye contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rye
Rye is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.063g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rye
Rye is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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. Rye - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168884/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.