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Cayenne pepper vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cayenne pepper and Tarragon

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, and Fiber, however Tarragon is richer in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Tarragon's daily need coverage for Iron is 306% more.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 10 times more Vitamin A than Tarragon. Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A, while Tarragon contains 210µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, tarragon, 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
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Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Iron +314.1%
Contains more Calcium +669.6%
Contains more Potassium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +128.3%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 313
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1212% 342% 267% 248% 226% 107% 135% 9%
Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Iron +314.1%
Contains more Calcium +669.6%
Contains more Potassium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +128.3%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 313

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 +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +890.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +158.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.95
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 2.41
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 167% 252% 0% 0% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 0% 0% 206%
Contains more Vitamin C +52.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +890.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +158.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.95
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 2.41

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
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
318
Tarragon

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
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
50%
Tarragon
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
33%
Tarragon

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

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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?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.379g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Tarragon Opinion
Calories 318 295 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 22.77 Tarragon
Fats 17.27 7.24 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 50 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 50.22 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 32.3 Tarragon
Calcium 148 1139 Tarragon
Potassium 2014 3020 Tarragon
Magnesium 152 347 Tarragon
Sugar 10.34 Tarragon
Fiber 27.2 7.4 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.677 Tarragon
Zinc 2.48 3.9 Tarragon
Starch
Phosphorus 293 313 Tarragon
Sodium 30 62 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610 4200 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.251 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 1.339 Tarragon
Vitamin B3 8.701 8.95 Tarragon
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 2.45 2.41 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 274 Tarragon
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.881 Tarragon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.474 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 3.698 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.