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Bay leaf vs. Cumin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bay leaf and Cumin different?

  • Bay leaf is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin C, and Folate, while Cumin is higher in Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Copper.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 292% more than Bay leaf.
  • Bay leaf contains 18 times more Folate than Cumin. Bay leaf contains 180µg of Folate, while Cumin contains 10µg.

Spices, bay leaf and Spices, cumin seed types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Cumin
Contains less Sodium -86.3%
Contains more Manganese +145%
Contains more Calcium +11.6%
Contains more Iron +54.3%
Contains more Magnesium +205%
Contains more Phosphorus +341.6%
Contains more Potassium +238%
Contains more Zinc +29.7%
Contains more Copper +108.4%
Contains more Selenium +85.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Contains less Sodium -86.3%
Contains more Manganese +145%
Contains more Calcium +11.6%
Contains more Iron +54.3%
Contains more Magnesium +205%
Contains more Phosphorus +341.6%
Contains more Potassium +238%
Contains more Zinc +29.7%
Contains more Copper +108.4%
Contains more Selenium +85.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin A +387%
Contains more Vitamin C +503.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +387%
Contains more Vitamin C +503.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Cumin
Contains more Carbs +69.5%
Contains more Protein +134%
Contains more Fats +166.4%
Contains more Water +48.2%
Contains more Other +110.5%
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 g
Contains more Carbs +69.5%
Contains more Protein +134%
Contains more Fats +166.4%
Contains more Water +48.2%
Contains more Other +110.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Cumin
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +756.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +43.2%
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +756.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +43.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bay leaf Cumin
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 33.74g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 8.36g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 74.97g 44.24g Bay leaf
Calories 313kcal 375kcal Cumin
Sugar 2.25g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 10.5g Bay leaf
Calcium 834mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 43mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 120mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 113mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 529mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 23mg 168mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.416mg 0.867mg Cumin
Manganese 8.167mg 3.333mg Bay leaf
Selenium 2.8µg 5.2µg Cumin
Vitamin A 6185IU 1270IU Bay leaf
Vitamin A RAE 309µg 64µg Bay leaf
Vitamin E 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin C 46.5mg 7.7mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.327mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B6 1.74mg 0.435mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg 10µg Bay leaf
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg Cumin
Saturated Fat 2.28g 1.535g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bay leaf Cumin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
92%
Bay leaf
48%
Cumin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
431%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.745g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 145mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/nutrients
  2. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.