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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 less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 208
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 40.47g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 10.76g 9.68g Cardamom
Fats 6.7g 3.25g Cardamom
Carbs 68.47g 67.14g Cardamom
Calories 311kcal 312kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar g 3.21g Cardamom
Fiber 28g 22.7g Cardamom
Calcium 383mg 168mg Cardamom
Iron 13.97mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 229mg 208mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 178mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 1119mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 18mg 27mg Cardamom
Zinc 7.47mg 4.5mg Cardamom
Copper 0.383mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 0.7mg Cardamom
Vitamin B1 0.198mg 0.058mg Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.15mg Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.102mg 1.35mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 mg 0.542mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.107mg Cardamom
Folate µg 20µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.4µg Turmeric
Tryptophan mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine mg 0.81mg Turmeric
Lysine mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.056g Cardamom
Saturated Fat 0.68g 1.838g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87g 0.449g Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43g 0.756g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cardamom Turmeric
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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

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.

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.