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Cumin vs. Pistachio — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cumin and Pistachio

  • Cumin has more Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, however, Pistachio is higher in Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 781% more than Pistachio.
  • Pistachio contains 9 times less Calcium than Cumin. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Pistachio contains 105mg.
  • Cumin has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cumin seed and Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +786.7%
Contains more Iron +1592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +202.5%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains more Zinc +118.2%
Contains more Manganese +177.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +49.9%
Contains more Selenium +34.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 490
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Contains more Calcium +786.7%
Contains more Iron +1592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +202.5%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains more Zinc +118.2%
Contains more Manganese +177.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +49.9%
Contains more Selenium +34.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 490

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +146.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +290.8%
Contains more Folate +410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +146.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +290.8%
Contains more Folate +410%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +62.8%
Contains more Water +84.4%
Contains more Other +155.7%
Contains more Protein +13.2%
Contains more Fats +103.5%
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 g
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
Contains more Carbs +62.8%
Contains more Water +84.4%
Contains more Other +155.7%
Contains more Protein +13.2%
Contains more Fats +103.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +65.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +338.5%
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +65.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +338.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cumin Pistachio
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 16.57g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 20.16g Pistachio
Fats 22.27g 45.32g Pistachio
Carbs 44.24g 27.17g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 560kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 2.25g 7.66g Cumin
Fiber 10.5g 10.6g Pistachio
Calcium 931mg 105mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 3.92mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 121mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 490mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 1025mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 4.8mg 2.2mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Manganese 3.333mg 1.2mg Cumin
Selenium 5.2µg 7µg Pistachio
Vitamin A 1270IU 516IU Cumin
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 26µg Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 2.86mg Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 5.6mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.16mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.3mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.52mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate 10µg 51µg Pistachio
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 1.535g 5.907g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 23.257g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 14.38g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Pistachio
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Cumin
65%
Pistachio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
431%
Cumin
125%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 167mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.372g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/nutrients
  2. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.