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Cumin vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cumin and Nutmeg different?

  • Cumin is higher in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, however Nutmeg is richer in Fiber, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 792% higher.
  • Cumin contains 5 times more Potassium than Nutmeg. While Cumin contains 1788mg of Potassium, Nutmeg contains only 350mg.
  • Cumin has less Saturated Fat.

Spices, cumin seed and Spices, nutmeg, ground are the varieties used in this article.

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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
:
2
Nutmeg
Contains more Iron +2082.9%
Contains more Calcium +406%
Contains more Potassium +410.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +123.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 114% 56% 31% 131% 343% 59% 92% 3%
Contains more Iron +2082.9%
Contains more Calcium +406%
Contains more Potassium +410.9%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +123.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.3%
Contains more Copper +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%

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
8
:
1
Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1145.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +660%
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% 7% 0% 0% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 0% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1145.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +473.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +660%

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
20
Nutmeg
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
103
Nutmeg

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
35%
Nutmeg
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
49%
Nutmeg
Fats
103%
Cumin
168%
Nutmeg

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cumin Nutmeg
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 Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 152mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.74g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.405g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cumin
Cumin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Nutmeg Opinion
Calories 375 525 Nutmeg
Protein 17.81 5.84 Cumin
Fats 22.27 36.31 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 7.7 3 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 49.29 Nutmeg
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 3.04 Cumin
Calcium 931 184 Cumin
Potassium 1788 350 Cumin
Magnesium 366 183 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 2.99 Cumin
Fiber 10.5 20.8 Nutmeg
Copper 0.867 1.027 Nutmeg
Zinc 4.8 2.15 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 213 Cumin
Sodium 168 16 Nutmeg
Vitamin A 1270 102 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 0 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.346 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.057 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.299 Cumin
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.16 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 0 Cumin
Folate 10 76 Nutmeg
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.535 25.94 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 3.22 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 0.35 Cumin
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.