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Turmeric vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turmeric and Cayenne pepper

  • Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, and Copper, however Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Turmeric is 774% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 7 times less Iron than Turmeric. Turmeric has 55mg of Iron, while Cayenne pepper has 7.8mg.

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

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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 +605.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Copper +248.5%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Equal in Potassium - 2014
Equal in Phosphorus - 293
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +605.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.8%
Contains more Copper +248.5%
Contains more Zinc +81.5%
Equal in Potassium - 2014
Equal in Phosphorus - 293

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 C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +573.4%
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 Vitamin K +499.3%
Contains more Folate +430%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin C +10814.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +573.4%
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 Vitamin K +499.3%
Contains more Folate +430%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
118
Cayenne 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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
15%
Turmeric
80%
Cayenne pepper

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 Cayenne pepper
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

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Turmeric Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.