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

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 A +1145.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
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 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 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1145.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Nutmeg Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 28.49g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 5.84g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 36.31g Nutmeg
Carbs 44.24g 49.29g Nutmeg
Calories 375kcal 525kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g 2.99g Cumin
Fiber 10.5g 20.8g Nutmeg
Calcium 931mg 184mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 3.04mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 183mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 213mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 350mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 16mg Nutmeg
Zinc 4.8mg 2.15mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.027mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 1270IU 102IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 3mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.346mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.057mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.299mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.16mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 76µg Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg 0µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.535g 25.94g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 3.22g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.35g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Nutmeg
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
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

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)

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.