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Cumin vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cumin and Buckwheat

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, however Buckwheat has more Copper.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 802% more.
  • Cumin has 52 times more Calcium than Buckwheat. Cumin has 931mg of Calcium, while Buckwheat has 18mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, cumin seed and Buckwheat.

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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 +5072.2%
Contains more Iron +2916.4%
Contains more Magnesium +58.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +288.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +26.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 83% 166% 149% 41% 1% 66% 367%
Contains more Calcium +5072.2%
Contains more Iron +2916.4%
Contains more Magnesium +58.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +288.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +26.9%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 23% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +521.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.3%
Contains more Folate +200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Buckwheat Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 61.5g Buckwheat
Protein 17.81g 13.25g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 3.4g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 71.5g Buckwheat
Calories 375kcal 343kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Buckwheat
Fiber 10.5g 10g Cumin
Calcium 931mg 18mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 2.2mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 231mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 347mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 460mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 1mg Buckwheat
Zinc 4.8mg 2.4mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.1mg Buckwheat
Vitamin A 1270IU 0IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.101mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.425mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 7.02mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.233mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.21mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 30µg Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.192mg Buckwheat
Threonine mg 0.506mg Buckwheat
Isoleucine mg 0.498mg Buckwheat
Leucine mg 0.832mg Buckwheat
Lysine mg 0.672mg Buckwheat
Methionine mg 0.172mg Buckwheat
Phenylalanine mg 0.52mg Buckwheat
Valine mg 0.678mg Buckwheat
Histidine mg 0.309mg Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.741g Buckwheat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 1.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 1.039g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Buckwheat
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
33
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
109
Buckwheat

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
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
103%
Cumin
16%
Buckwheat

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 - 54)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 167mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
Which food is cheaper?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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

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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.