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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
Cumin
6
:
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Calcium +429%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Calcium +429%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2016.7%
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 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 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2016.7%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
107%
Cumin
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
103%
Cumin
30%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cumin Fenugreek
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Fenugreek
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cumin Fenugreek Opinion
Calories 375 323 Cumin
Protein 17.81 23 Fenugreek
Fats 22.27 6.41 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 3 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 58.35 Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 33.53 Cumin
Calcium 931 176 Cumin
Potassium 1788 770 Cumin
Magnesium 366 191 Cumin
Sugars 2.25 Fenugreek
Fiber 10.5 24.6 Fenugreek
Copper 0.867 1.11 Fenugreek
Zinc 4.8 2.5 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 296 Cumin
Sodium 168 67 Fenugreek
Vitamin A 1270 60 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.322 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.366 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.64 Cumin
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.6 Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 10 57 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 1.46 Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.