United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02028, Spices, paprika
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Capsicum annuum
Carbohydrate Factor: 2.35   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp 2.3 g

tbsp 6.8 g
Proximates Water 1, 2 g 11.24 3 0.470 0.26 0.76
Proximates Energy kcal 282 -- -- 6 19
Proximates Energy kJ 1181 -- -- 27 80
Proximates Protein 1, 2 g 14.14 3 0.150 0.33 0.96
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2 g 12.89 3 0.300 0.30 0.88
Proximates Ash 1, 2 g 7.74 3 0.170 0.18 0.53
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 53.99 -- -- 1.24 3.67
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2 g 34.9 3 3.200 0.8 2.4
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 10.34 1 -- 0.24 0.70
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.81 1 -- 0.02 0.06
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 2.63 1 -- 0.06 0.18
Proximates Fructose 1 g 6.71 1 -- 0.15 0.46
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.19 1 -- 0.00 0.01
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2 mg 229 3 5.000 5 16
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2, 3 mg 21.14 4 1.150 0.49 1.44
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2 mg 178 3 3.000 4 12
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 2 mg 314 3 3.000 7 21
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2 mg 2280 3 120.000 52 155
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2 mg 68 3 4.000 2 5
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2, 3 mg 4.33 4 1.940 0.10 0.29
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 2, 3 mg 0.713 4 0.167 0.016 0.048
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 2, 3 mg 1.590 4 0.268 0.037 0.108
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 6.3 1 -- 0.1 0.4
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 6 mg 0.9 2 -- 0.0 0.1
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 2 mg 0.330 3 0.046 0.008 0.022
Vitamins Riboflavin 1, 2 mg 1.230 3 0.017 0.028 0.084
Vitamins Niacin 1, 2 mg 10.060 3 0.073 0.231 0.684
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 2 mg 2.510 3 0.173 0.058 0.171
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 2, 7 mg 2.141 5 0.993 0.049 0.146
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 49 1 -- 1 3
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 49 1 -- 1 3
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 49 -- -- 1 3
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 51.5 -- -- 1.2 3.5
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 7.1 1 -- 0.2 0.5
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 2463 -- -- 57 167
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 4, 5 µg 26162 8 6757.000 602 1779
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1, 2 µg 595 3 24.000 14 40
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1, 2, 4 µg 6186 5 3717.000 142 421
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 49254 -- -- 1133 3349
Vitamins Lycopene 1, 2 µg 0 3 0.000 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1, 2, 4 µg 18944 5 8560.000 436 1288
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 29.10 1 -- 0.67 1.98
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.35 1 -- 0.01 0.02
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 3.54 1 -- 0.08 0.24
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.25 1 -- 0.01 0.02
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 3.95 1 -- 0.09 0.27
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.09 1 -- 0.00 0.01
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 80.3 1 -- 1.8 5.5
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.140 -- -- 0.049 0.146
Lipids 4:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.068 1 -- 0.002 0.005
Lipids 13:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.172 1 -- 0.004 0.012
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 1.468 1 -- 0.034 0.100
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.337 1 -- 0.008 0.023
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.047 1 -- 0.001 0.003
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.047 1 -- 0.001 0.003
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 1.695 -- -- 0.039 0.115
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.069 1 -- 0.002 0.005
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 1.603 -- -- 0.037 0.109
Lipids 18:1 c 1 g 1.603 1 -- 0.037 0.109
Lipids 18:1 t 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.023 1 -- 0.001 0.002
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 7.766 -- -- 0.179 0.528
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 7.314 1 -- 0.168 0.497
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.453 -- -- 0.010 0.031
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1 g 0.453 1 -- 0.010 0.031
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 175 -- -- 4 12
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.070 -- -- 0.002 0.005
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.490 -- -- 0.011 0.033
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.570 -- -- 0.013 0.039
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 0.920 -- -- 0.021 0.063
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.690 -- -- 0.016 0.047
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.200 -- -- 0.005 0.014
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.230 -- -- 0.005 0.016
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.610 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.380 -- -- 0.009 0.026
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.750 -- -- 0.017 0.051
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 0.890 -- -- 0.020 0.061
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.250 -- -- 0.006 0.017
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.640 -- -- 0.015 0.044
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 2.850 -- -- 0.066 0.194
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 2.260 -- -- 0.052 0.154
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 0.780 -- -- 0.018 0.053
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 2.310 -- -- 0.053 0.157
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.610 -- -- 0.014 0.041
Amino Acids Hydroxyproline 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 8 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 6h , 2002  Beltsville MD  
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program, Wave 9p , 2005  Beltsville MD  
3M. Soylak, M. Tuzen, I. Narin, H. Sari Comparison of microwave, dry and wet digestion procedures for the determination of trace metal contents in spice samples produced in Turkey , 2004 Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 12 3   pp.254-258
4M.I. Minguez-Mosquera, D. Hornero-Mendez Comparative study of the effect of paprika processing on the carotenoids in peppers (Capsicum annuum) of the Bola and Agridulce varieties , 1994 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 42   pp.1555-1560
5H.G. Daood, M. Vinkler, F. Markus, E.A. Hebshi, P.A. Biacs Antioxidant vitamin content of spice red pepper (paprika) as affected by technological and varietal factors , 1996 Food Chemistry 55 4   pp.365-372
6Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 13x , 2009  Beltsville MD  
7S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
8Gu, L., Kelm, M.A., Hammerstone, J.F., Beecher, G., Holden, J., Haytowitz, D., Gebhardt, S., and Prior, R.L. Screening foods containing proanthocyanidins and their structural characterization using LC-MS/MS and thiolytic degradation , 2003 J. Agric. Food Chem. 51   pp.7513-7521
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1353 PAPRIKA
  • C0139 FRUIT, PEEL PRESENT, CORE, PIT OR SEED REMOVED
  • E0106 FINELY GROUND
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION