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Cayenne pepper vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cayenne pepper and Table salt different?

  • Cayenne pepper is richer in Iron and Manganese, while Table salt is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin K.
  • Table salt covers your daily need of Sodium 1684% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 24 times more Iron than Table salt. Cayenne pepper contains 7.8mg of Iron, while Table salt contains 0.33mg.
  • Cayenne pepper is lower in Sodium.

Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Salt, table types were used 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
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Contains more Iron +2263.6%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +25075%
Contains more Magnesium +15100%
Contains more Copper +1143.3%
Contains more Zinc +2380%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 1% 1% 10% 3% 0% 5056%
Contains more Iron +2263.6%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Potassium +25075%
Contains more Magnesium +15100%
Contains more Copper +1143.3%
Contains more Zinc +2380%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
388
Cayenne pepper
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
636
Table salt

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 the food
Protein
72%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cayenne pepper Table salt
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Table salt
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 contains less Sugars?
Table salt
Table salt contains less Sugars (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 38728mg)
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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cayenne pepper Table salt Opinion
Calories 318 0 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 0 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 0 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 0 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 0.33 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 24 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014 8 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 1 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 10.34 0 Table salt
Fiber 27.2 0 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.03 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48 0.1 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 293 0 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 38758 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0 Table salt
Vitamin B6 2.45 0 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 0 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 0 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0 Table salt
Threonine 0 Table salt
Isoleucine 0 Table salt
Leucine 0 Table salt
Lysine 0 Table salt
Methionine 0 Table salt
Phenylalanine 0 Table salt
Valine 0 Table salt
Histidine 0 Table salt
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.