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

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 C +381.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2251.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +566%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +381.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2251.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +566%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62

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 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

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Cumin Seed
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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