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Cumin vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cumin and Fenugreek

  • Cumin has more Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, however Fenugreek is higher in Fiber, and Copper.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 410% more than Fenugreek.
  • Cumin has 5 times more Calcium than Fenugreek. While Cumin has 931mg of Calcium, Fenugreek has only 176mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cumin seed and Spices, fenugreek seed.

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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 +429%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%
Contains more Copper +28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Contains more Calcium +429%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%
Contains more Copper +28%

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 +2016.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +470%
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 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2016.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +470%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Fenugreek Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 33.75g Fenugreek
Protein 17.81g 23g Fenugreek
Fats 22.27g 6.41g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 58.35g Fenugreek
Calories 375kcal 323kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Fenugreek
Fiber 10.5g 24.6g Fenugreek
Calcium 931mg 176mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 33.53mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 191mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 296mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 770mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 67mg Fenugreek
Zinc 4.8mg 2.5mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.11mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 1270IU 60IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 3mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.322mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.64mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.6mg Fenugreek
Folate 10µg 57µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.391mg Fenugreek
Threonine mg 0.898mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine mg 1.241mg Fenugreek
Leucine mg 1.757mg Fenugreek
Lysine mg 1.684mg Fenugreek
Methionine mg 0.338mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine mg 1.089mg Fenugreek
Valine mg 1.102mg Fenugreek
Histidine mg 0.668mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 1.46g Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Fenugreek
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
51
Cumin
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
103%
Cumin
30%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek contains less Sodium (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.