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Turmeric vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turmeric and Black pepper

  • Turmeric has more Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Phosphorus, while Black pepper has more Vitamin K, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Turmeric covers your daily need of Iron 566% more than Black pepper.
  • Turmeric contains 4 times more Vitamin E than Black pepper. While Turmeric contains 4.43mg of Vitamin E , Black pepper contains only 1.04mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, turmeric, ground and Spices, pepper, black.

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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 Iron +466.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +278.2%
Contains more Calcium +163.7%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Equal in Copper - 1.33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Contains more Iron +466.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +278.2%
Contains more Calcium +163.7%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Equal in Copper - 1.33

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 E +326%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.1%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172%
Contains more Vitamin K +1121.6%
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%
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 E +326%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.1%
Contains more Folate +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172%
Contains more Vitamin K +1121.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 44.44g 38.65g Turmeric
Protein 9.68g 10.39g Black pepper
Fats 3.25g 3.26g Black pepper
Carbs 67.14g 63.95g Turmeric
Calories 312kcal 251kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 0.45g 0.23g Turmeric
Sugar 3.21g 0.64g Black pepper
Fiber 22.7g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 168mg 443mg Black pepper
Iron 55mg 9.71mg Turmeric
Magnesium 208mg 171mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 299mg 158mg Turmeric
Potassium 2080mg 1329mg Turmeric
Sodium 27mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 4.5mg 1.19mg Turmeric
Copper 1.3mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 0IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin E 4.43mg 1.04mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.108mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.18mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.35mg 1.143mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.107mg 0.291mg Black pepper
Folate 20µg 17µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.4µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.17mg 0.058mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.33mg 0.244mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47mg 0.366mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.81mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.38mg 0.244mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.14mg 0.096mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53mg 0.446mg Turmeric
Valine 0.66mg 0.547mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.15mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.056g 0g Black pepper
Saturated Fat 1.838g 1.392g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756g 0.998g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turmeric 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
23
Turmeric
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
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
58%
Turmeric
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
64%
Black pepper
Fats
15%
Turmeric
15%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.446g)
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)
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.

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