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Cardamom vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cardamom and Fenugreek

  • Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, and Fiber, yet Fenugreek is higher in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cardamom covers your daily Manganese needs 1164% more than Fenugreek.
  • Cardamom contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Fenugreek. While Cardamom contains 21mg of Vitamin C, Fenugreek contains only 3mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cardamom and Spices, fenugreek 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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Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +19.9%
Contains more Zinc +198.8%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Copper +189.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Potassium +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +19.9%
Contains more Zinc +198.8%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Copper +189.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%

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
20
Cardamom
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
261
Fenugreek

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
65%
Cardamom
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
31%
Cardamom
30%
Fenugreek

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.
Cardamom Fenugreek
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Cardamom Fenugreek
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.78g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Fenugreek Opinion
Calories 311 323 Fenugreek
Protein 10.76 23 Fenugreek
Fats 6.7 6.41 Cardamom
Vitamin C 21 3 Cardamom
Carbs 68.47 58.35 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.97 33.53 Fenugreek
Calcium 383 176 Cardamom
Potassium 1119 770 Cardamom
Magnesium 229 191 Cardamom
Sugar
Fiber 28 24.6 Cardamom
Copper 0.383 1.11 Fenugreek
Zinc 7.47 2.5 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 178 296 Fenugreek
Sodium 18 67 Cardamom
Vitamin A 0 60 Fenugreek
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.198 0.322 Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.366 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.102 1.64 Fenugreek
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.6 Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 57 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.68 1.46 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43 Cardamom
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
Fructose

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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/nutrients
  2. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.