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Black pepper vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Black pepper and Cumin

  • Black pepper has more Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Copper, however Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 708% higher.
  • Cumin has 30 times less Vitamin K than Black pepper. Black pepper has 163.7µg of Vitamin K, while Cumin has 5.4µg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, pepper, black and Spices, cumin seed.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Cumin
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +481.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +481.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Black pepper Cumin
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 33.74g Black pepper
Protein 10.39g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 3.26g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 63.95g 44.24g Black pepper
Calories 251kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose 0.23g g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g 2.25g Black pepper
Fiber 25.3g 10.5g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 9.71mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 171mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 158mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1329mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 20mg 168mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.19mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 1.33mg 0.867mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E 1.04mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 1.399mg mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 17µg 10µg Black pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 163.7µg 5.4µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.244mg mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.392g 1.535g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black pepper Cumin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
60
Black pepper
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
480
Cumin

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
62%
Black pepper
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
44%
Cumin
Fats
15%
Black pepper
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 148mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.143g)
Which food is cheaper?
Black pepper
Black pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.