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Cardamom vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cardamom and Turmeric different?

  • Cardamom is higher in Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin C, Calcium, Fiber, and Vitamin B1, however Turmeric is richer in Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Turmeric is 513% higher.
  • Cardamom contains 30 times more Vitamin C than Turmeric. While Cardamom contains 21mg of Vitamin C, Turmeric contains only 0.7mg.

Spices, cardamom and Spices, turmeric, ground are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Equal in Magnesium - 208
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Equal in Magnesium - 208

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 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
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 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%

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
20
Cardamom
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
67%
Turmeric
Fats
31%
Cardamom
15%
Turmeric

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 Turmeric
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cardamom Turmeric
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?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.158g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Turmeric Opinion
Calories 311 312 Turmeric
Protein 10.76 9.68 Cardamom
Fats 6.7 3.25 Cardamom
Vitamin C 21 0.7 Cardamom
Carbs 68.47 67.14 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.97 55 Turmeric
Calcium 383 168 Cardamom
Potassium 1119 2080 Turmeric
Magnesium 229 208 Cardamom
Sugar 3.21 Cardamom
Fiber 28 22.7 Cardamom
Copper 0.383 1.3 Turmeric
Zinc 7.47 4.5 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 178 299 Turmeric
Sodium 18 27 Cardamom
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 4.43 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.198 0.058 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.15 Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.102 1.35 Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.107 Cardamom
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 Turmeric
Folate 20 Turmeric
Trans Fat 0 0.056 Cardamom
Saturated Fat 0.68 1.838 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 0.449 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43 0.756 Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47 Turmeric
Leucine 0.81 Turmeric
Lysine 0.38 Turmeric
Methionine 0.14 Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53 Turmeric
Valine 0.66 Turmeric
Histidine 0.15 Turmeric
Fructose 0.45 Turmeric

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.