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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 Phosphorus +193.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +147.7%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +394.8%
Contains more Calcium +326.4%
Contains more Magnesium +120.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +193.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +147.7%
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 A +76955.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +5866%
Contains more Vitamin C +4675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.83
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +76955.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +5866%
Contains more Vitamin C +4675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +440.6%
Contains more Folate +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.83

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Seed Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 7.72g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 16.54g Seed
Fats 17.27g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 56.63g 42.12g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Seed
Fiber 27.2g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 148mg 631mg Seed
Iron 7.8mg 7.72mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 293mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 2014mg 407mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 16mg Seed
Zinc 2.48mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.373mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 41610IU 54IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.5mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4mg 1.6mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.17mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 2.45mg mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 49µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.14g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 3.33g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 2.309g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Seed
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
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

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.

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.