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

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

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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 17.81g 10.39g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 3.26g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 63.95g Black pepper
Calories 375kcal 251kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar 2.25g 0.64g Black pepper
Fiber 10.5g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 931mg 443mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 9.71mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 171mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 158mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 1329mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 4.8mg 1.19mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 1270IU 547IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 1.04mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.108mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.18mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.143mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.291mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 17µg Black pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine mg 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine mg 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine mg 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine mg 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 1.392g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.739g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.998g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Black pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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

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)

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.