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Turmeric vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turmeric and Paprika

  • Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, and Copper, while Paprika has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Fiber.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 792% higher.
  • Paprika contains 3 times less Iron than Turmeric. Turmeric contains 55mg of Iron, while Paprika contains 21.14mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, turmeric, ground 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 +160.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.9%
Contains more Copper +82.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.3%
Contains more Calcium +36.3%
Equal in Potassium - 2280
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
Equal in Phosphorus - 314
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Iron +160.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.9%
Contains more Copper +82.3%
Contains less Sodium -60.3%
Contains more Calcium +36.3%
Equal in Potassium - 2280
Equal in Zinc - 4.33
Equal in Phosphorus - 314

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 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +556.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +469%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +499.3%
Contains more Folate +145%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
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 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +556.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +469%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +645.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +499.3%
Contains more Folate +145%

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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
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
58%
Turmeric
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
54%
Paprika
Fats
15%
Turmeric
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.
Turmeric Paprika
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Turmeric 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?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.302g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Turmeric Paprika Opinion
Calories 312 282 Turmeric
Protein 9.68 14.14 Paprika
Fats 3.25 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 0.7 0.9 Paprika
Carbs 67.14 53.99 Turmeric
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 55 21.14 Turmeric
Calcium 168 229 Paprika
Potassium 2080 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 208 178 Turmeric
Sugar 3.21 10.34 Turmeric
Fiber 22.7 34.9 Paprika
Copper 1.3 0.713 Turmeric
Zinc 4.5 4.33 Turmeric
Starch
Phosphorus 299 314 Paprika
Sodium 27 68 Turmeric
Vitamin A 0 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 4.43 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.15 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.35 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.542 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.107 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 80.3 Paprika
Folate 20 49 Paprika
Trans Fat 0.056 0 Paprika
Saturated Fat 1.838 2.14 Turmeric
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.17 0.07 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.47 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.81 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.38 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.14 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.53 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.66 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.15 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 0.45 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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.