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Paprika nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Spices, paprika
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian by Jack Yacoubian | Last updated on September 04, 2023
Medically reviewed by Elen Khachatrian Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Paprika

Carbs in paprika

Paprika, as dried spices, are mainly composed of carbohydrates. The total carbs of 100g of paprika are equal to 54g.

However, it is essential to note that people usually consume a tiny amount of paprika, and the carbs number can vary depending on intake.

We can visualize the macronutrient distribution focusing on the total carbohydrates in the below chart.

Macronutrients chart

15% 13% 53% 12% 8%
Protein:
Daily Value: 28%
14.14 g of 50 g
28%
Fats:
Daily Value: 20%
12.89 g of 65 g
20%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 18%
53.99 g of 300 g
18%
Water:
Daily Value: 1%
11.24 g of 2,000 g
1%
Other:
7.74 g

Carbs per serving size

One serving size of paprika equals 0.5g since it is a spice. It is equivalent to 0.25 tsp.

The total carbohydrate content of one serving size of paprika is equivalent to 0.27g of carbs.

In addition to that, the net carbs in one serving of paprika are equivalent to 0.095g.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

The carbohydrates in paprika are distributed among fructose, glucose, and sucrose.

The highest distribution is for fructose. It is also important to mention that starch is absent from the distribution of carbs in paprika.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

8% 25% 65% 2%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.81 g
Glucose: 2.63 g
Fructose: 6.71 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.19 g

Net carbs in paprika

The net carbs in paprika is equal to 19.09g per 100g of paprika.

Considering they are spices and are usually eaten in amounts that are less than 1g, they won't contribute to carbs in high amounts in meals.

Fiber in paprika

Per 100g of paprika, 35g of fibers is nearly 140% of the DV. However, per serving size equivalent to 0.5g, the fiber content is 0.17g.

Fiber content ratio for Paprika

19% 65% 16%
Sugar: 10.34 g
Fiber: 34.9 g
Other: 8.75 g

Comparison to other foods

The table below compares paprika to similar spices, with carbohydrate content as a variable.

FoodCarbohydrates (per serving)Carbohydrates per 100g
Paprika0.27g (0.5g)54g
Black pepper0.32g (0.5g)64g
Curry0.28g (0.5g)56g
Allspice0.36g (110g)72g
Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian
Education: Haigazian Medical University
Last updated: September 04, 2023
Medically reviewed by Elen Khachatrian

Important nutritional characteristics for Paprika

Paprika
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
117 with butter and rice (butter and rice 100) https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fstr/11/1/11_1_77/_pdf
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
0 (low)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 282
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 19.09 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 0.25 tsp (0.5 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. -36.9 (alkaline)
Oxalates ⓘ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305495290 more than 300mg
TOP 4% Iron ⓘHigher in Iron content than 96% of foods
TOP 5% Potassium ⓘHigher in Potassium content than 95% of foods
TOP 7% Fiber ⓘHigher in Fiber content than 93% of foods
TOP 8% Vitamin A ⓘHigher in Vitamin A content than 92% of foods
TOP 10% Vitamin B2 ⓘHigher in Vitamin B2 content than 90% of foods

Paprika calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 282
Calories in 0.25 tsp 1 0.5 g
Calories in 1 tbsp 19 6.8 g

Paprika Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
117 with butter and rice (butter and rice 100) https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fstr/11/1/11_1_77/_pdf
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
0

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238% 208% 35% 29%
Calcium: 229 mg of 1,000 mg 23%
Iron: 21.14 mg of 8 mg 264%
Magnesium: 178 mg of 420 mg 42%
Phosphorus: 314 mg of 700 mg 45%
Potassium: 2280 mg of 3,400 mg 67%
Sodium: 68 mg of 2,300 mg 3%
Zinc: 4.33 mg of 11 mg 39%
Copper: 0.713 mg of 1 mg 79%
Manganese: 1.59 mg of 2 mg 69%
Selenium: 6.3 µg of 55 µg 11%
Choline: 51.5 mg of 550 mg 9%

Mineral chart - relative view

Iron
21.14 mg
TOP 4%
Potassium
2280 mg
TOP 5%
Calcium
229 mg
TOP 10%
Magnesium
178 mg
TOP 11%
Phosphorus
314 mg
TOP 15%
Copper
0.713 mg
TOP 18%
Zinc
4.33 mg
TOP 22%
Manganese
1.59 mg
TOP 29%
Sodium
68 mg
TOP 59%
Choline
51.5 mg
TOP 65%
Selenium
6.3 µg
TOP 65%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
Vitamin A: 49254 IU of 5,000 IU 985%
Vitamin E : 29.1 mg of 15 mg 194%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0.9 mg of 90 mg 1%
Vitamin B1: 0.33 mg of 1 mg 28%
Vitamin B2: 1.23 mg of 1 mg 95%
Vitamin B3: 10.06 mg of 16 mg 63%
Vitamin B5: 2.51 mg of 5 mg 50%
Vitamin B6: 2.141 mg of 1 mg 165%
Folate: 49 µg of 400 µg 12%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 80.3 µg of 120 µg 67%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
49254 IU
TOP 8%
Vitamin B2
1.23 mg
TOP 10%
Vitamin B6
2.141 mg
TOP 11%
Vitamin B3
10.06 mg
TOP 12%
Vitamin B1
0.33 mg
TOP 25%
Vitamin B5
2.51 mg
TOP 27%
Vitamin E
29.1 mg
TOP 33%
Folate
49 µg
TOP 35%
Vitamin K
80.3 µg
TOP 43%
Vitamin C
0.9 mg
TOP 43%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 75% 140% 123% 102% 99% 58% 105% 124% 108%
Tryptophan: 70 mg of 280 mg 25%
Threonine: 490 mg of 1,050 mg 47%
Isoleucine: 570 mg of 1,400 mg 41%
Leucine: 920 mg of 2,730 mg 34%
Lysine: 690 mg of 2,100 mg 33%
Methionine: 200 mg of 1,050 mg 19%
Phenylalanine: 610 mg of 1,750 mg 35%
Valine: 750 mg of 1,820 mg 41%
Histidine: 250 mg of 700 mg 36%

Fat type information

18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 2.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.695 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.766 g

All nutrients for Paprika per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 282kcal 14% 32% 6 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 14.14g 34% 35% 5 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 12.89g 20% 27% 2.6 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1% 43% 58.9 times less than LemonLemon
Net carbs 19.09g N/A 33% 2.8 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 53.99g 18% 19% 1.9 times more than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 21.14mg 264% 4% 8.1 times more than BeefBeef
Calcium 229mg 23% 10% 1.8 times more than MilkMilk
Potassium 2280mg 67% 5% 15.5 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 178mg 42% 11% 1.3 times more than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 10.34g N/A 39% 1.2 times more than Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
Fiber 34.9g 140% 7% 14.5 times more than OrangeOrange
Copper 0.71mg 79% 18% 5 times more than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 4.33mg 39% 22% 1.5 times less than BeefBeef
Phosphorus 314mg 45% 15% 1.7 times more than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 68mg 3% 59% 7.2 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 49254IU 985% 8% 2.9 times more than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 2463µg 274% 18%
Vitamin E 29.1mg 194% 33% 19.9 times more than KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 6.3µg 11% 65%
Manganese 1.59mg 69% 29%
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 28% 25% 1.2 times more than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 95% 10% 9.5 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 63% 12% 1.1 times more than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 2.51mg 50% 27% 2.2 times more than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 2.14mg 165% 11% 18 times more than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Vitamin K 80.3µg 67% 43% 1.3 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Folate 49µg 12% 35% 1.2 times less than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Trans Fat 0g N/A 100% N/AMargarine
Saturated Fat 2.14g 11% 45% 2.8 times less than BeefBeef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g N/A 56% 5.8 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 7.77g N/A 14% 6.1 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0% 83% 4.4 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.49mg 0% 73% 1.5 times less than BeefBeef
Isoleucine 0.57mg 0% 72% 1.6 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 0.92mg 0% 74% 2.6 times less than Tuna BluefinTuna Bluefin
Lysine 0.69mg 0% 74% 1.5 times more than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.2mg 0% 75% 2.1 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.61mg 0% 72% 1.1 times less than EggEgg
Valine 0.75mg 0% 70% 2.7 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.25mg 0% 76% 3 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Fructose 6.71g 8% 81% 1.1 times more than AppleApple
Omega-3 - EPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.45g N/A 80% 20.2 times less than Canola oilCanola oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0g N/A 100%
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0g N/A 100%

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 282
% Daily Value*
20%
Total Fat 13g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
3%
Sodium 68mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 54g
140%
Dietary Fiber 35g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 229mg 23%

Iron 21mg 263%

Potassium 2,280mg 0%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
Source
No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Source
Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Source
Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Paprika nutrition infographic

Paprika nutrition infographic
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

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

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.