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Paprika review: 83 facts and highlights

Paprika

Why is Paprika better than the average?

  • Ash content per 100g
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    7.74gvs4.92g
  • Beta carotene per 100g
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    26162µgvs1831.62µg
  • Choline per 100g
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    51.5mgvs33.87mg
  • Fiber per 100g
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    34.9gvs20.62g
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin per 100g
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    18944µgvs743.48µg
  • Protein per 100g
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    14.14gvs10.68g
  • Carbohydrates per 100g
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    53.99gvs45.98g
  • Galactose per 100g
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    0.19gvs0.1g

General values

Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.
2.campesterol per 100g

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Campesterol is a type of phytosterol present in small concentrations in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Studies show that campesterol, similarly to other plant sterols, can help reduce cholesterol levels.
Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.
4.coumestrol per 100g

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Coumestrol has anti-estrogen properties and can affect all organs that are regulated by the hormone estrogen.
The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
8.formononetin per 100g

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Formononetin has an estrogen-like effect and is abundant in plants and herbs, particularly in beans and soy.
9.glycitein per 100g

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Glycitein is an antioxidant and acts as a weak estrogen. Comes from soy food products.

Sugars

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.
Galactose is one of the monosaccharides found in lactose. It is less sweet than glucose and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.
Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.
Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.
The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Minerals

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.
Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.
Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Vitamins

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
Folate (vitamin B9), a natural form of folic acid, helps maintain proper brain function. It is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy, as it helps in the production of genetic material, and is important in the development of cells and tissues.
3.niacin

10.06mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.
Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
6.thiamin

0.33mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
Beta-tocopherol is a type of vitamin E, that acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, to strengthen the immune system and prevent blood clotting.
Delta-tocopherol is one of the chemical compounds of the vitamin E group. It acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, to strengthen the immune system and prevent blood clotting
Gamma-tocopherol is one of the chemical compounds of the vitamin E group, found in soybeans and corn oil. It acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, to strengthen the immune system and prevent blood clotting

Fats

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.
Trans fatty acids are the unhealthy form of unsaturated fatty acids added to food from vegetable oil for better taste and longer shelf life. They increase bad cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart diseases.
Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
Phytosterols come from plants and have a similar function to the good cholesterol, assisting in lowering bad cholesterol.

Amino acids

Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that the body utilizes to convert glucose into energy and eliminate toxins from the liver. It also assists in the transport of energy to the brain, to muscle tissues and to the central nervous system.
Arginine is important for body processes like wound healing, assisting the kidneys in removing waste products, maintaining immune system and hormone function, and assisting in the dilation and relaxation of arteries.
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid that assists in the production and release of hormones and helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.
Cystine is a non-essential amino acid that helps proteins in maintaining their structure. It also supports tissue formation and is necessary for the body to produce glutathione to remove toxins from the liver.
Glycine, a non-essential amino acid, is needed to build proteins, RNA, DNA and to produce hormones nucleic acids and bile acids. It helps absorbing calcium, retarding degeneration of muscles, promoting a strong immune system.
Histidine, an essential amino acid, helps to maintain myelin sheaths, which is mainly needed to protect nerve cells, helps to remove heavy metals from the system, to promote lung health, lower blood pressure and protect the body from radiation damage.
Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.
Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.
Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Miscellaneous

Lactose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) usually found in milk, composed of galactose and glucose.
Maltose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) which helps regulate digestion due to its antimicrobial properties.
Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate (vitamin B9). It plays an important role in maintaining proper brain function. Folic acid is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy as it helps in the production of genetic material and is important in the development of cells and tissues.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.
Retinol (vitamin A1) plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision, especially night vision. It is important for the development of skin, bones and teeth.
Alpha carotene is similar to beta carotene but is more effective in its role as an antioxidant. It helps maintaining healthy bones, skin and vision, as well as a strong immune system.
Beta-cryptoxanthin is an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A1 (retinol) when ingested. It aids maintaining healthy vision, healthy bones and skin and assists the immune system.
Lycopene is a red carotene pigment found in red fruits and vegetables, most abundantly in tomatoes. It is powerful antioxidant and helps maintain the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
The added amount of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is a synthetic form of the natural vitamin E that is added to foods to increase their nutritional value.

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