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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
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Cumin
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%

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 Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
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 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 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

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Black pepper Cumin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.