Black Pepper vs. Ginger

Nutrition comparison of Black Pepper and Ginger


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of black pepper versus ginger (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in black pepper and ginger:

  • Both ginger and black pepper are high in calcium, calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Black pepper has more thiamin and pantothenic acid, however, ginger contains more niacin and Vitamin B6.
  • Black pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
Detailed nutritional comparison of black pepper and ginger is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Black Pepper (Spices, pepper, black) and Ginger (Spices, ginger, ground) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both ginger and black pepper are high in calories. Ginger has 33% more calories than black pepper - ginger has 335 calories per 100 grams and black pepper has 251 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, black pepper is similar to ginger for protein, carbs and fat. Black pepper has a macronutrient ratio of 10:78:12 and for ginger, 12:75:13 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Black Pepper Ginger
Protein 10% 12%
Carbohydrates 78% 75%
Fat 12% 13%
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carbohydrates

Both ginger and black pepper are high in carbohydrates. Ginger has 12% more carbohydrates than black pepper - ginger has 71.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and black pepper has 64g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both ginger and black pepper are high in dietary fiber. Black pepper has 79% more dietary fiber than ginger - ginger has 14.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and black pepper has 25.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Ginger and black pepper contain similar amounts of sugar - ginger has 3.4g of sugar per 100 grams and black pepper has 0.64g of sugar.

Protein

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Both ginger and black pepper are high in protein. Ginger is very similar to ginger for protein - ginger has 9g of protein per 100 grams and black pepper has 10.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Black pepper has 46% less saturated fat than ginger - ginger has 2.6g of saturated fat per 100 grams and black pepper has 1.4g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Ginger has more Vitamin C than black pepper - ginger has 0.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and black pepper does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Black pepper has 12 times more Vitamin A than ginger - ginger has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and black pepper has 27ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Black pepper has more Vitamin E than ginger - black pepper has 1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and ginger does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Black pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 203 times more Vitamin K than ginger - ginger has 0.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and black pepper has 163.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Black pepper has more thiamin and pantothenic acid, however, ginger contains more niacin and Vitamin B6. Both black pepper and ginger contain significant amounts of riboflavin and folate.

Black Pepper Ginger
Thiamin 0.108 MG 0.046 MG
Riboflavin 0.18 MG 0.17 MG
Niacin 1.143 MG 9.62 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.399 MG 0.477 MG
Vitamin B6 0.291 MG 0.626 MG
Folate 17 UG 13 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both ginger and black pepper are high in calcium. Black pepper has 289% more calcium than ginger - ginger has 114mg of calcium per 100 grams and black pepper has 443mg of calcium.

iron

Both ginger and black pepper are high in iron. Ginger has 104% more iron than black pepper - ginger has 19.8mg of iron per 100 grams and black pepper has 9.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both ginger and black pepper are high in potassium. Ginger has 32% more potassium than - ginger has 1320mg of potassium per 100 grams and black pepper has 1329mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Black Pepper Ginger
beta-carotene 310 UG 18 UG
alpha-carotene 12 UG ~
lycopene 20 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 454 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both black pepper and ginger contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Black Pepper Ginger
alpha linoleic acid 0.152 G 0.223 G
Total 0.152 G 0.223 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both black pepper and ginger contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Black Pepper Ginger
linoleic acid 0.694 G 0.706 G
Total 0.694 G 0.706 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Black Pepper (Spices, pepper, black) and Ginger (Spices, ginger, ground) .

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FAQ

Does ginger or black pepper contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both ginger and black pepper are high in calories. Ginger has 30% more calories than black pepper - ginger has 335 calories in 100g and black pepper has 251 calories.

Does ginger or black pepper have more carbohydrates?
By weight, both ginger and black pepper are high in carbohydrates. ginger has 10% more carbohydrates than black pepper - ginger has 71.6g of carbs for 100g and black pepper has 64g of carbohydrates.

Does ginger or black pepper contain more calcium?
Both ginger and black pepper are high in calcium. Black pepper has 290% more calcium than ginger - ginger has 114mg of calcium in 100 grams and black pepper has 443mg of calcium.

Does ginger or black pepper contain more iron?
Both ginger and black pepper are high in iron. Ginger has 100% more iron than black pepper - ginger has 19.8mg of iron in 100 grams and black pepper has 9.7mg of iron.

Does ginger or black pepper contain more potassium?
Both ginger and black pepper are high in potassium. Ginger has 30% more potassium than - ginger has 1320mg of potassium in 100 grams and black pepper has 1329mg of potassium.

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