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Cayenne pepper vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cayenne pepper and Sesame

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Vitamin B2, however Sesame has more Copper, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 412% higher.
  • Sesame has 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Sesame has 0µg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried.

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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 +330.3%
Contains more Calcium +558.8%
Contains more Iron +86.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Zinc +212.5%
Contains more Copper +994.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains more Potassium +330.3%
Contains more Calcium +558.8%
Contains more Iron +86.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Zinc +212.5%
Contains more Copper +994.4%

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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Sesame
Contains more Vitamin A +462233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +11832%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +272.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Equal in Folate - 97
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% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +462233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +11832%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +272.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Equal in Folate - 97

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 11.65g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 17.73g Sesame
Fats 17.27g 49.67g Sesame
Carbs 56.63g 23.45g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 573kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g 0.3g Sesame
Fiber 27.2g 11.8g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 975mg Sesame
Iron 7.8mg 14.55mg Sesame
Magnesium 152mg 351mg Sesame
Phosphorus 293mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 2014mg 468mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 11mg Sesame
Zinc 2.48mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.373mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 41610IU 9IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0.25mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.247mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 4.515mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.05mg Sesame
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.79mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 97µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 0µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine mg 0.569mg Sesame
Methionine mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.26g 6.957g Cayenne pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 18.759g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Sesame
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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
23%
Sesame
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
229%
Sesame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.697g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.