Cayenne pepper is a hot chili in the Capsicum family. People frequently use it to enhance the flavor of savory dishes, and nutrients in the pepper may provide health benefits.
The table below shows the amount of each nutrient in a teaspoon of cayenne pepper weighing around 1.8 g.
It also shows how much of each nutrient an adult needs per day, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020. Needs vary, however, according to an individual’s sex and age.
Nutrients Amount in 1 tsp of pepper Daily adult requirement Energy (calories) 5.7 1,600–3,000 Carbohydrates (g) 1.0 g, including 0.2 g of sugar 130 Fiber (g) 0.5 22.4–33.6 Calcium (mg) 2.7 1,000–1,300 Phosphorus (mg) 5.3 700–1,250 Magnesium (mg) 2.7 310–420 Potassium (mg) 36.3 4,700 Vitamin C (mg) 1.4 65–90 Folate (micrograms [mcg], DFE) 1.9 400 Choline (mg) 0.9 400–550 Vitamin A, RAE (mcg) 37.5 700–900 Beta carotene (mcg) 393 No data Lutein & zeaxanthin (mcg) 237 No data Cryptoxanthin beta (mcg) 113 No data Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 15Content Courtesy - Medical News Today