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Table salt vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Table salt and Black pepper?

  • Black pepper is richer than Table salt in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin K, Iron, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1684% more.
  • The amount of Sodium in Black pepper is lower.

We used Salt, table and Spices, pepper, black types 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 +1745.8%
Contains more Iron +2842.4%
Contains more Magnesium +17000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +16512.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +1090%
Contains more Copper +4333.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Contains more Calcium +1745.8%
Contains more Iron +2842.4%
Contains more Magnesium +17000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +16512.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +1090%
Contains more Copper +4333.3%

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 B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
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.
Table salt Black pepper
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 Table salt Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 0g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 0g 10.39g Black pepper
Fats 0g 3.26g Black pepper
Carbs 0g 63.95g Black pepper
Calories 0kcal 251kcal Black pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar 0g 0.64g Table salt
Fiber 0g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 24mg 443mg Black pepper
Iron 0.33mg 9.71mg Black pepper
Magnesium 1mg 171mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 0mg 158mg Black pepper
Potassium 8mg 1329mg Black pepper
Sodium 38758mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 0.1mg 1.19mg Black pepper
Copper 0.03mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 0IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin E 0mg 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.108mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.18mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.143mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 0mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.291mg Black pepper
Folate 0µg 17µg Black pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine 0mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0mg 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine 0mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine 0mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine 0mg 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0mg 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine 0mg 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine 0mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 1.392g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.998g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt Black pepper
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
0
Table salt
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
636
Table salt
160
Black pepper

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
0%
Table salt
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
0%
Table salt
64%
Black pepper
Fats
0%
Table salt
15%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.392g)
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?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 38738mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.