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Table salt vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Table salt and Paprika

  • Paprika is higher than Table salt in Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin K, and Potassium.
  • Table salt covers your daily Sodium needs 1682% more than Paprika.
  • The amount of Sodium in Paprika is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Salt, table and Spices, paprika.

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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 +6306.1%
Contains more Calcium +854.2%
Contains more Potassium +28400%
Contains more Magnesium +17700%
Contains more Copper +2276.7%
Contains more Zinc +4230%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 1% 1% 10% 3% 0% 5056%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Iron +6306.1%
Contains more Calcium +854.2%
Contains more Potassium +28400%
Contains more Magnesium +17700%
Contains more Copper +2276.7%
Contains more Zinc +4230%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%

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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Paprika
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 B5 +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
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 B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
636
Table salt
211
Paprika

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
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
0%
Table salt
54%
Paprika
Fats
0%
Table salt
59%
Paprika

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Table salt Paprika
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 - 2.14g)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 38690mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Table salt Paprika Opinion
Calories 0 282 Paprika
Protein 0 14.14 Paprika
Fats 0 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 0 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 0 53.99 Paprika
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.33 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 24 229 Paprika
Potassium 8 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 1 178 Paprika
Sugar 0 10.34 Table salt
Fiber 0 34.9 Paprika
Copper 0.03 0.713 Paprika
Zinc 0.1 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 0 314 Paprika
Sodium 38758 68 Paprika
Vitamin A 0 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 0 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 0 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 0 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 80.3 Paprika
Folate 0 49 Paprika
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 2.14 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.