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Cayenne pepper vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cayenne pepper and Turmeric

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B3, however Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Turmeric is 774% higher.
  • Turmeric has 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Turmeric has 0µg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, turmeric, ground.

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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 +13.5%
Contains more Iron +605.1%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Contains more Copper +248.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 299
Equal in Potassium - 2080
Equal in Sodium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +13.5%
Contains more Iron +605.1%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Contains more Copper +248.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 299
Equal in Potassium - 2080
Equal in Sodium - 27

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 +573.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +544.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2189.7%
Contains more Folate +430%
Contains more Vitamin K +499.3%
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% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +573.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +465.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +544.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2189.7%
Contains more Folate +430%
Contains more Vitamin K +499.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 12.01g 9.68g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 3.25g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 67.14g Turmeric
Calories 318kcal 312kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar 10.34g 3.21g Turmeric
Fiber 27.2g 22.7g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 168mg Turmeric
Iron 7.8mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 152mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 293mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 2014mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 30mg 27mg Turmeric
Zinc 2.48mg 4.5mg Turmeric
Copper 0.373mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 41610IU 0IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 4.43mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 0.7mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.058mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.15mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.35mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.542mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.107mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 20µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 13.4µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine mg 0.81mg Turmeric
Lysine mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.056g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 1.838g Turmeric
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.449g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.756g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper Turmeric
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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
67%
Turmeric
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.422g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric 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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2.5)

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.