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Cayenne pepper vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cayenne pepper and Seed?

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, yet Seed is higher in Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese.
  • Cayenne pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin E is 196% more.
  • Cayenne pepper has 48 times more Vitamin C than Seed. While Cayenne pepper has 76.4mg of Vitamin C, Seed has only 1.6mg.

We used Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Seeds, chia seeds, dried types in this article.

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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 Potassium +394.8%
Contains more Calcium +326.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.4%
Contains more Copper +147.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +193.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Potassium +394.8%
Contains more Calcium +326.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.4%
Contains more Copper +147.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +193.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Equal in Iron - 7.72

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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Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +4675%
Contains more Vitamin A +76955.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +5866%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.83
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +4675%
Contains more Vitamin A +76955.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +5866%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.83

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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
42%
Seed
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
142%
Seed

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Seed
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?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
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 richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Seed Opinion
Calories 318 486 Seed
Protein 12.01 16.54 Seed
Fats 17.27 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 76.4 1.6 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 42.12 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8 7.72 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 631 Seed
Potassium 2014 407 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 335 Seed
Sugar 10.34 Seed
Fiber 27.2 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.373 0.924 Seed
Zinc 2.48 4.58 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 293 860 Seed
Sodium 30 16 Seed
Vitamin A 41610 54 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0.5 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.17 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 49 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0.14 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 3.33 Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 2.309 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 Seed
Leucine 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.531 Seed
Fructose

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.