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

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

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 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

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Cayenne pepper Rye
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.