Cayenne Pepper, Red

Spices, Pepper, Red or Cayenne has a average-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 56.64g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 12.01 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is average in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and average PUFA. The omega-3 content is high. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the top 10% of all food items.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 7.8 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also average in Selenium, an important antioxidant especially in combination with Vitamin E. Given that this is also very high in Vitamin E, it is qualifies as good food source.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Spices, Pepper, Red or Cayenne has been given a composite ranking of 97, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein11%
 Calories from Fat36%
 Calories from Carbs53%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin K

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A41609.9 IU832.2%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent2081 mcg
Alpha Carotene0 mcg
Beta Carotene21837.4 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin6253 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin13158.1 mcg
Vitamin C76.4 mg127.3%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin E29.8 mg99.4%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin K80.3 mcg100.4%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.33 mg21.9%Top 30%High
Riboflavin0.92 mg54.1%Top 10%Very High
Niacin8.7 mg43.5%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin B62.5 mg122.5%Top 10%Very High
Folate106 mcg26.5%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate106 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents106 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Choline51.5 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium148 mg14.8%Top 10%Very High
Iron7.8 mg43.3%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium152 mg38%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus293 mg29.3%Top 30%High
Potassium2013.9 mg57.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium30 mg1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc2.5 mg16.5%Top 30%High
Copper0.37 mg18.6%Top 30%High
Manganese2 mg100%Top 10%Very High
Selenium8.8 mcg12.6%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate56.6 g18.9%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber27.2 g108.8%Top 10%Very High
Sugars10.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein12 g24%Mid 40%Average

Fat Analysis

Total Fat17.3 g26.6%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat3.3 g16.3%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat2.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat8.4 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids660 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids7709.9 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water8.1 g
Ash6 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 318 Calories from Fat 145

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 17.3 g 26.6%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g 16.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 30 mg 1.3%

Total Carbohydrates 56.6 g 18.9%

Dietary Fiber 27.2 g108.8%

Sugars 10.3 g

Protein 12 g 24%

Vitamin A 832.2% Vitamin C 127.3%

Calcium 14.8% Iron 43.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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