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Nutritional Data for Spices, chili powder

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)

Amount Per Serving



Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*


Total Fat

Saturated Fat 0g1%
Trans Fat 0g





Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber 3g11%
Sugars 1g


Vitamin A47% · Vitamin C0%
Calcium3% · Iron8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Chili Powder Spices that can be used to make homemade chile
Chili Powder Spices that can be used to make homemade chile

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Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
Total Calories23 kcal94 kJ1%
from Carbs9.5 kcal39.76 kJ
from Fat9.6 kcal40.01 kJ
from Protein3.5 kcal14.55 kJ
from Alcohol0 kcal0 kJ
*The unit "kcal" or kilocalories are what most American's think of as 1 Calorie. Other countries use the unit kilojoule (kJ) to measure Food Energy. 1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules.

Energy and Calorie info for 8 grams of Spices, chili powder

Vitamin Content

Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
Vitamin A 2372 IU 47%
Vitamin B6 0.16752 mg 8%
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin B12, Added 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.056 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Vitamin D2 ~
Vitamin D3 ~
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 3.0512 mg 15%
Vitamin E, Added 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 8.456 mcg 11%
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1%
Riboflavin 0.0752 mg 4%
Niacin 0.928 mg 5%
Pantothenic Acid 0.07104 mg 1%
Folate 2.24 mcg 1%
Folate, Food 2.24 mcg 1%
Folate, DFE 2.24 mcg DFE 1%
Choline 5.32 mg ~
Betaine 0.216 mg ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
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The chart below shows how much of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of each vitamin that 8g (0.28 oz) of Spices, chili powder contains. Vitamin RDI for 8 grams of Spices, chili powder

Mineral Content

Mineral Content

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
Calcium 26.4 mg 3%
Iron 1.384 mg 8%
Magnesium 11.92 mg 3%
Phosphorus 24 mg 2%
Potassium 156 mg 3%
Sodium 131.2 mg 6%
Zinc 0.344 mg 2%
Copper 0.08 mg 4%
Manganese 0.136 mg 7%
Selenium 1.632 mcg 2%
Fluoride ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
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The chart below shows how much of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of each mineral that 8g (0.28 oz) of Spices, chili powder contains. Mineral RDI for 8 grams of Spices, chili powder

Protein and Amino Acids

Protein & Aminos

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)

Essential Aminos

Histidine0.0144 g2%
Isoleucine0.0312 g2%
Leucine0.0504 g2%
Lysine0.0288 g1%
Methionine0.0104 g
Phenylalanine0.0296 g
Threonine0.0216 g2%
Tryptophan0.0056 g2%
Valine0.0432 g2%

Non-essential Aminos

Arginine0.0392 g
Alanine0.036 g
Aspartate0.1352 g
Cystine0.0144 g
Glutamate0.1272 g
Glycine0.048 g
Hydroxyproline0 g
Proline0.1 g
Serine0.0184 g
Tyrosine0.0152 g
Methionine + Cystine† 0.0248 g 2
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine† 0.0448 g 4
* Amino acid RDI's are based on the World Health Organization's recommended daily intake for an adult human weighing 70 kg (154.3 pounds). "Protein and amino acid requirements in human nutrition". WHO Press, page 150.

† The World Health Organization provides a single recommended daily intake for the combinations of Methionine and Cysteine and the combination of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine.

Arginine, Cystine and Tyrosine are required by infants and growing children and we have therefore included them in the list of essential amino acids. [Imura K, Okada A (1998). "Amino acid metabolism in pediatric patients"]

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Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. A complete protein contains all essential amino acids. We are currently compiling pages describing the benefits of nutrients and recently wrote about the benefits of Arginine. The chart below is a visual guide showing how complete the protein in Spices, chili powder is. The chart shows all amino acid and amino combinations for which the World Health Organization (WHO) publish a recommended daily intake (RDI).

The chart below shows the balance of essential amino acids in 8g (0.28 oz) of Spices, chili powder. The distance from the center shows how much each amino acid contributions to your recommended daily intake (RDI). Please note that this chart is for 8g (0.28 oz) of this food item. Increasing the weight will show a larger contribution to your RDI.
How complete a protein is 8 grams of Spices, chili powder

Carbohydrate Content


Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
Total Carbohydrates3.976g1%
Dietary Fiber2.784g11%
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8g (0.28 oz) grams of Spices, chili powder contains 3.976 grams of carbohydrates which is 1% of your recommended daily carbohydrate intake acording to the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for a 2000 calorie diet. The table below shows how much this food contributes to your recommended daily intake for different total daily calories consumed.

Percent of your daily carbohydrates that 8 grams of Spices, chili powder contributes

Fats and Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids & Fat

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
Total Fat1.1424g2%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.04264g
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids0.59784g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0g
Total Trans-monoenoic Fatty Acids0g
Total Trans-polyenoic Fatty Acids~

Total Saturated Fats (Bad Fats)

Arachidic Acid   [Eicosanoic Acid]0.0044g
Behenic Acid   [Docosanoic Acid]0.0044g
Butyric Acid   [Butanoic Acid]0g
Capric Acid   [Decanoic Acid]0.00104g
Caproic Acid   [Hexanoic Acid]0.00104g
Caprylic Acid   [Octanoic Acid]0g
Lauric Acid   [Dodecanoic Acid]0.00648g
Lignoceric Acid   [Tetracosanoic Acid]0g
Margaric Acid   [Heptadecanoic Acid]0.00112g
Myristic Acid   [Tetradecanoic Acid]0.01512g
Palmitic Acid   [Hexadecanoic Acid]0.12952g
Pentadecanoic Acid   [Pentadecanoic Acid]0g
Stearic Acid   [Octadecanoic Acid]0.03168g
Tridecanoic Acid   [Tridecanoic Acid]0.00216g

Total Monounsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

16:1 c~
16:1 t~
18:1 c0.24928g
18:1 t0g
18:1-11t (18:1t n-7)~
22:1 c~
22:1 t~
Erucic Acid   [Docosenoic Acid]0g
Gadoleic Acid   [Eicosenoic Acid]0.00112g
Heptadecenoic Acid   [Heptadecenoic Acid]0g
Myristoleic Acid   [Tetradecenoic Acid]0g
Nervonic Acid   [Cis-Tetracosenoic Acid]0g
Oleic Acid   [Octadecenoic Acid]0.24928g
Palmitoleic Acid   [Hexadecenoic Acid]0.00656g
Pentadecenoic Acid   [Pentadecenoic Acid]0g

Total Polyunsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

18:2 CLAs~
18:2 i~
18:2 n-6 c,c~
18:2 t not further defined~
18:2 t,t~
20:3 n-3~
20:3 n-6~
20:4 n-6~
Alpha-Linolenic Acid0.04152g
Arachidonic Acid   [Eicosatetraenoic Acid]0g
Clupanodonic Acid   [Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)]0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   [Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)]0g
Eicosadienoic Acid   [Eicosadienoic Acid]0g
Eicosatrienoic Acid   [Eicosatrienoic Acid]0g
Gamma-Linolenic Acid   [Gamma-Linolenic Acid]0.00112g
Linoleic Acid   [Octadecadienoic Acid]0.59784g
Linolenic Acid   [Octadecatrienoic Acid]0.04264g
Parinaric Acid   [Octadecatetraenoic Acid]0g
Timnodonic Acid   [Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)]0g
The common name for each fatty acid is shown with the systematic name in square parentheses.

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The chart below shows good fats in Spices, chili powder in relation to bad fats. Read more about each type of fat and fatty acid below.
Good Fat and Bad Fat comparison for 8 grams of Spices, chili powder
Polyunsaturated Fats: Polyunsaturated fat can be found mostly in nuts, seeds, fish, algae, leafy greens, and krill. Whole food sources are always best, as processing and heating may damage polyunsaturated fats.

Monounsaturated Fats: Foods containing monounsaturated fats reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, while possibly increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. ["You Can Control Your Cholesterol: A Guide to Low-Cholesterol Living". Merck & Co. Inc.]

Trans Fatty Acids: The National Academy of Sciences has concluded there is no safe level of trans fat consumption. This is because any incremental increase in trans fat intake increases the risk of coronary heart disease. [Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academies Press. p. 504]

Saturated Fats: Consumption of saturated fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the view of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand and the World Heart Federation.

In children, consumption of monounsaturated oils is associated with healthier serum lipid profiles (a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.). ["A cross-sectional study of dietary habits and lipid profiles. The Rivas-Vaciamadrid study". Eur. J. Pediatr.].

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, fish and seafood have been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks. [National Institute of Health (August 1, 2005). "Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid"].

Omega-6 fatty acids in sunflower oil and safflower oil may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. [Willett WC (September 2007). "The role of dietary n-6 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease". Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine].

In one study, Omega-3 fatty acids reduced prostate tumor growth, slowed histopathological progression, and increased survival. [Mihelin M, Trontelj JV, Stålberg E (August 1991). "Muscle fiber recovery functions studied with double pulse stimulation". Muscle & Nerve 1].

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that High levels of docosahexaenoic acid were associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. [Pala V, Krogh V, Muti P, et al. (July 2001). "Erythrocyte membrane fatty acids and subsequent breast cancer: a prospective Italian study". Journal of the National Cancer Institute 93]

Other Nutrients

Other Nutrients

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (8g or 0.3 oz)
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Diet and Weight Loss Scores

The United States Food and Drug Administration allows the following claims to be made by manufacturers of Spices, chili powder:

Spices, chili powder is an excellent source of Vitamin A. This means that the food contains 20% or more of your RDI for these nutrients.

Spices, chili powder is a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol), Vitamin K and Fiber. This means that the food contains 10% or more of your RDI for these nutrients.

Diet or Weight Loss Program Score out of 100
(higher is better)
Higher Fiber, Low Fat Diet (e.g. Weight Watchers) 100
Athletic Diet - Low Fat, High Protein and Carbs 0
Low Fat Diet (e.g. Jenny Craig) 0
Low Carb Diet (e.g. Atkins Diet) 30
Low Cholesterol Diet 81
Low Sodium Diet 34
Low Glycemic Index Diet (e.g. South Beach Diet) 62
Low Protein Diet 89
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How long will it take to burn 23 calories and lose weight

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. The table below shows how long you need to perform various types of exercise to burn the 23 calories contained in 8g (0.28 oz)g of Spices, chili powder. The calorie burn rates for each exercise are included and are based on the US Department of Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Amount of Moderate Exercise to burn 23 calories
Stretching8 mins(180 cal/hr)
Walking (3.5 mph)5 mins(280 cal/hr)
Bicycling (<10 mph)5 mins(290 cal/hr)
Dancing4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Light gardening/yard work4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Hiking4 mins(370 cal/hr)
Amount of Vigorous exercise to burn 23 calories
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Basketball (vigorous)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Walking (4.5 mph)3 mins(460 cal/hr)
Aerobics3 mins(480 cal/hr)
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)3 mins(510 cal/hr)
Running/jogging (5 mph)2 mins(590 cal/hr)
Bicycling (>10 mph)2 mins(590 cal/hr)
Exercise profile for 8g (0.28 oz) of Spices, chili powder

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