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Cumin vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cumin and Seed

  • Cumin has more Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B2, however Seed is richer in Fiber, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 733% more than Seed.
  • Seed has 7 times less Vitamin E than Cumin. Cumin has 3.33mg of Vitamin E , while Seed has 0.5mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, cumin seed and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
5
:
3
Seed
Contains more Calcium +47.5%
Contains more Iron +759.6%
Contains more Potassium +339.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 335
Equal in Zinc - 4.58
Equal in Copper - 0.924
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Calcium +47.5%
Contains more Iron +759.6%
Contains more Potassium +339.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 335
Equal in Zinc - 4.58
Equal in Copper - 0.924

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
:
2
Seed
Contains more Vitamin A +2251.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +566%
Contains more Vitamin C +381.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
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% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2251.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +566%
Contains more Vitamin C +381.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Seed Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 7.72g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 16.54g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 44.24g 42.12g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Seed
Fiber 10.5g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 931mg 631mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 7.72mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 335mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 1788mg 407mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 16mg Seed
Zinc 4.8mg 4.58mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 1270IU 54IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0.5mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cumin
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 1.6mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.62mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.17mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.435mg mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.14g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 3.33g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 2.309g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
42%
Seed
Fats
103%
Cumin
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 152mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.795g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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)

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.