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Cardamom vs. Allspice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cardamom and Allspice?

  • Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Fiber, and Magnesium, yet Allspice is higher in Calcium, Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1089% more.
  • Cardamom has 7 times more Zinc than Allspice. While Cardamom has 7.47mg of Zinc, Allspice has only 1.01mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cardamom is lower.

We used Spices, cardamom and Spices, allspice, ground types 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.
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -76.6%
Contains more Zinc +639.6%
Contains more Manganese +851.4%
Contains more Calcium +72.6%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Equal in Potassium - 1044
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128% 3653% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 199% 265% 97% 49% 93% 11% 28% 185% 384% 15%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.5%
Contains less Sodium -76.6%
Contains more Zinc +639.6%
Contains more Manganese +851.4%
Contains more Calcium +72.6%
Contains more Copper +44.4%
Equal in Potassium - 1044

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.21
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 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 33% 0% 0% 131% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.21

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +76.7%
Contains more Other +24.8%
Contains more Fats +29.7%
Equal in Carbs - 72.12
Equal in Water - 8.46
11% 7% 68% 8% 6%
Protein: 10.76 g
Fats: 6.7 g
Carbs: 68.47 g
Water: 8.28 g
Other: 5.79 g
6% 9% 72% 8% 5%
Protein: 6.09 g
Fats: 8.69 g
Carbs: 72.12 g
Water: 8.46 g
Other: 4.64 g
Contains more Protein +76.7%
Contains more Other +24.8%
Contains more Fats +29.7%
Equal in Carbs - 72.12
Equal in Water - 8.46

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +448.8%
34% 44% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.68 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.87 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.43 g
46% 12% 42%
Saturated Fat: 2.55 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.36 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +448.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Allspice Opinion
Net carbs 40.47g 50.52g Allspice
Protein 10.76g 6.09g Cardamom
Fats 6.7g 8.69g Allspice
Carbs 68.47g 72.12g Allspice
Calories 311kcal 263kcal Cardamom
Fiber 28g 21.6g Cardamom
Calcium 383mg 661mg Allspice
Iron 13.97mg 7.06mg Cardamom
Magnesium 229mg 135mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 178mg 113mg Cardamom
Potassium 1119mg 1044mg Cardamom
Sodium 18mg 77mg Cardamom
Zinc 7.47mg 1.01mg Cardamom
Copper 0.383mg 0.553mg Allspice
Manganese 28mg 2.943mg Cardamom
Selenium 2.7µg Allspice
Vitamin A 0IU 540IU Allspice
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 27µg Allspice
Vitamin C 21mg 39.2mg Allspice
Vitamin B1 0.198mg 0.101mg Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.063mg Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.102mg 2.86mg Allspice
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.21mg Cardamom
Folate 36µg Allspice
Saturated Fat 0.68g 2.55g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87g 0.66g Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43g 2.36g Allspice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cardamom Allspice
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
18%
Cardamom
26%
Allspice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
496%
Cardamom
132%
Allspice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/nutrients
  2. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/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.