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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 higher than Table salt in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin K.
  • Table salt covers your daily need of Sodium 1684% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Table salt. Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Table salt contains 0µg.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +2263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15100%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +25075%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +2380%
Contains more Copper +1143.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +2263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15100%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +25075%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +2380%
Contains more Copper +1143.3%

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

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 Table salt
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 0g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 0g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 0g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 0kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g 0g Table salt
Fiber 27.2g 0g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 24mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 0.33mg Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152mg 1mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 8mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 38758mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 0.1mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.03mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 0IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Table salt
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 0µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 0µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0mg Table salt
Threonine mg 0mg Table salt
Isoleucine mg 0mg Table salt
Leucine mg 0mg Table salt
Lysine mg 0mg Table salt
Methionine mg 0mg Table salt
Phenylalanine mg 0mg Table salt
Valine mg 0mg Table salt
Histidine mg 0mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Table salt
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
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 food.
Protein
72%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.