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Coriander seeds vs. Cardamom — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Coriander seeds and Cardamom different?

  • Coriander seeds are higher in Copper, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, however, Cardamom is richer in Manganese, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cardamom is 1135% higher.
  • Coriander seeds contain 3 times more Copper than Cardamom. While Coriander seeds contain 0.975mg of Copper, Cardamom contains only 0.383mg.

Spices, coriander seed and Spices, cardamom 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +85.1%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Copper +154.6%
Contains less Sodium -48.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.9%
Contains more Manganese +1373.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 612% 236% 176% 112% 5% 129% 325% 248% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128% 3653% 0%
Contains more Calcium +85.1%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Copper +154.6%
Contains less Sodium -48.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.9%
Contains more Manganese +1373.7%

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 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 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% 60% 67% 40% 0% 0% 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 0% 0% 0% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 21

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15%
Contains more Fats +165.2%
Contains more Carbs +24.5%
Equal in Water - 8.28
Equal in Other - 5.79
12% 18% 55% 9% 6%
Protein: 12.37 g
Fats: 17.77 g
Carbs: 54.99 g
Water: 8.86 g
Other: 6.01 g
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
Contains more Protein +15%
Contains more Fats +165.2%
Contains more Carbs +24.5%
Equal in Water - 8.28
Equal in Other - 5.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1460.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +307%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%
6% 83% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.99 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.58 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.75 g
34% 44% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.68 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.87 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.43 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1460.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +307%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander seeds Cardamom Opinion
Net carbs 13.09g 40.47g Cardamom
Protein 12.37g 10.76g Coriander seeds
Fats 17.77g 6.7g Coriander seeds
Carbs 54.99g 68.47g Cardamom
Calories 298kcal 311kcal Cardamom
Fiber 41.9g 28g Coriander seeds
Calcium 709mg 383mg Coriander seeds
Iron 16.32mg 13.97mg Coriander seeds
Magnesium 330mg 229mg Coriander seeds
Phosphorus 409mg 178mg Coriander seeds
Potassium 1267mg 1119mg Coriander seeds
Sodium 35mg 18mg Cardamom
Zinc 4.7mg 7.47mg Cardamom
Copper 0.975mg 0.383mg Coriander seeds
Manganese 1.9mg 28mg Cardamom
Selenium 26.2µg Coriander seeds
Vitamin C 21mg 21mg
Vitamin B1 0.239mg 0.198mg Coriander seeds
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.182mg Coriander seeds
Vitamin B3 2.13mg 1.102mg Coriander seeds
Vitamin B6 0.23mg Cardamom
Saturated Fat 0.99g 0.68g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 13.58g 0.87g Coriander seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.75g 0.43g Coriander seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coriander seeds Cardamom
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%
Coriander seeds
18%
Cardamom
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
220%
Coriander seeds
496%
Cardamom

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Coriander seeds
Coriander seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.31g)
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 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. Coriander seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170922/nutrients
  2. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.