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Cumin vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cumin and Black pepper

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, however Black pepper has more Manganese, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 708% higher.
  • Black pepper has 6 times less Vitamin B1 than Cumin. Cumin has 0.628mg of Vitamin B1, while Black pepper has 0.108mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, cumin seed and Spices, pepper, black.

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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
Cumin
6
:
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Contains more Iron +583.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.2%
Contains more Potassium +34.5%
Contains more Magnesium +114%
Contains more Zinc +303.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +215.8%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%

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
Cumin
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +481.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +481.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2931.5%
Contains more Folate +70%

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
51
Cumin
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
160
Black pepper

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
107%
Cumin
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
64%
Black pepper
Fats
103%
Cumin
15%
Black pepper

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.
Cumin Black pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Cumin Black pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 148mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.143g)
Which food is cheaper?
Black pepper
Black pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Black pepper Opinion
Calories 375 251 Cumin
Protein 17.81 10.39 Cumin
Fats 22.27 3.26 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 0 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 63.95 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 9.71 Cumin
Calcium 931 443 Cumin
Potassium 1788 1329 Cumin
Magnesium 366 171 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 0.64 Black pepper
Fiber 10.5 25.3 Black pepper
Copper 0.867 1.33 Black pepper
Zinc 4.8 1.19 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 158 Cumin
Sodium 168 20 Black pepper
Vitamin A 1270 547 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 1.04 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.108 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.18 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.143 Cumin
Vitamin B5 1.399 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.291 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 10 17 Black pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 1.392 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 0.739 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 0.998 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.