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Paprika nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more

Spices, paprika
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian by Jack Yacoubian | Last updated on February 11, 2022
Education: Haigazian Medical University
Paprika

Carbs in paprika

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

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

Macronutrients chart

15% 13% 54% 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 is equal to 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.

This chart indicates the distribution among different types of carbohydrates.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

0.81% 2.63% 6.71% 0.19%
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 distribution 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

10.34% 34.9% 8.75%
Sugar: 10.34 g
Fiber: 34.9 g
Other: 8.75 g

Comparison to other foods

Paprika is compared to similar spices in the table below, with carbohydrate content as a variable.

Food

Carbohydrates, (per serving)

Carbohydrates, per 100g

Paprika

0.27g (0.5g)

54g

Black pepper

0.32g (0.5g)

64g

Curry

0.28g (0.5g)

56g

Allspice

0.36g (110g)

72g

Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian
Education: Haigazian Medical University
Last updated: February 11, 2022

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)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
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)
96% Iron
95% Potassium
93% Fiber
92% Vitamin A
90% Vitamin B2
Explanation: The given food contains more Iron than 96% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Iron than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B2.

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

2.14% 1.695% 7.766%
Saturated Fat: 2.14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.695 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.766 g

All nutrients for Paprika per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 33% 19.09g 2.8 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 34% 35% 14.14g 5 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 20% 27% 12.89g 2.6 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 18% 19% 53.99g 1.9 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 14% 32% 282kcal 6 times more than Orange Orange
Fructose 8% 81% 6.71g 1.1 times more than Apple Apple
Sugar N/A 39% 10.34g 1.2 times more than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 140% 7% 34.9g 14.5 times more than Orange Orange
Calcium 23% 10% 229mg 1.8 times more than Milk Milk
Iron 264% 4% 21.14mg 8.1 times more than Beef Beef
Magnesium 42% 11% 178mg 1.3 times more than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 45% 15% 314mg 1.7 times more than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 67% 5% 2280mg 15.5 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 3% 59% 68mg 7.2 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 39% 22% 4.33mg 1.5 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 79% 18% 0.71mg 5 times more than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 985% 8% 49254IU 2.9 times more than Carrot Carrot
Vitamin E 194% 33% 29.1mg 19.9 times more than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 1% 43% 0.9mg 58.9 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 28% 25% 0.33mg 1.2 times more than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 95% 10% 1.23mg 9.5 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 63% 12% 10.06mg 1.1 times more than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 50% 27% 2.51mg 2.2 times more than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 165% 11% 2.14mg 18 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 12% 35% 49µg 1.2 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Vitamin K 67% 43% 80.3µg 1.3 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 83% 0.07mg 4.4 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 73% 0.49mg 1.5 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 72% 0.57mg 1.6 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 74% 0.92mg 2.6 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 74% 0.69mg 1.5 times more than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 75% 0.2mg 2.1 times more than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 72% 0.61mg 1.1 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 70% 0.75mg 2.7 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 76% 0.25mg 3 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Trans Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Margarine
Saturated Fat 11% 45% 2.14g 2.8 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 56% 1.7g 5.8 times less than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 14% 7.77g 6.1 times less than Walnut Walnut

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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.
Source

Paprika nutrition infographic

Paprika nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. 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.