Paprika vs. Garlic

Nutrition comparison of Paprika and Garlic


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in paprika and garlic:

  • Both garlic and paprika are high in calcium, calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Garlic has 23 times less saturated fat than paprika.
  • Garlic has 9.3 times less sugar than paprika.
  • Garlic is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Paprika has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than garlic.
  • Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, iron and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of paprika and garlic 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: Paprika (Spices, paprika) and Garlic (Garlic, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both garlic and paprika are high in calories. Paprika has 89% more calories than garlic - garlic has 149 calories per 100 grams and paprika has 282 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, paprika is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to garlic per calorie. Paprika has a macronutrient ratio of 14:55:31 and for garlic, 18:82:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Paprika Garlic
Protein 14% 18%
Carbohydrates 55% 82%
Fat 31% ~
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carbohydrates

Both garlic and paprika are high in carbohydrates. Paprika has 63% more carbohydrates than garlic - garlic has 33.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and paprika has 54g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both garlic and paprika are high in dietary fiber. Paprika has 15 times more dietary fiber than garlic - garlic has 2.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and paprika has 34.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Garlic has 9.3 times less sugar than paprika - garlic has 1g of sugar per 100 grams and paprika has 10.3g of sugar.



Protein

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Paprika is an excellent source of protein and it has 122% more protein than garlic - garlic has 6.4g of protein per 100 grams and paprika has 14.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Garlic has 23 times less saturated fat than paprika - garlic has 0.09g of saturated fat per 100 grams and paprika has 2.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Garlic is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 33 times more Vitamin C than paprika - garlic has 31.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and paprika has 0.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than garlic - paprika has 2463ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and garlic does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Paprika is an excellent source of Vitamin E and it has 362 times more Vitamin E than garlic - garlic has 0.08mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and paprika has 29.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Paprika has signficantly more Vitamin K than garlic - garlic has 1.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and paprika has 80.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Paprika has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folate. Both paprika and garlic contain significant amounts of thiamin and Vitamin B6.

Paprika Garlic
Thiamin 0.33 MG 0.2 MG
Riboflavin 1.23 MG 0.11 MG
Niacin 10.06 MG 0.7 MG
Pantothenic acid 2.51 MG 0.596 MG
Vitamin B6 2.141 MG 1.235 MG
Folate 49 UG 3 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both garlic and paprika are high in calcium. Paprika has 27% more calcium than garlic - garlic has 181mg of calcium per 100 grams and paprika has 229mg of calcium.

iron

Paprika is an excellent source of iron and it has 11 times more iron than garlic - garlic has 1.7mg of iron per 100 grams and paprika has 21.1mg of iron.

potassium

Both garlic and paprika are high in potassium. Paprika has 469% more potassium than garlic - garlic has 401mg of potassium per 100 grams and paprika has 2280mg 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,

Paprika Garlic
beta-carotene 26162 UG 5 UG
alpha-carotene 595 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 18944 UG 16 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, paprika has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than garlic per 100 grams.

Paprika Garlic
alpha linoleic acid 0.453 G 0.02 G
Total 0.453 G 0.02 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, paprika has more linoleic acid than garlic per 100 grams.

Paprika Garlic
other omega 6 0.047 G ~
linoleic acid 7.314 G 0.229 G
Total 7.361 G 0.229 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: Paprika (Spices, paprika) and Garlic (Garlic, raw) .

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