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Cumin vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cumin and Flax

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin E , however Flax has more Vitamin B1, Fiber, Copper, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 758% higher.
  • Flax has 11 times less Vitamin E than Cumin. Cumin has 3.33mg of Vitamin E , while Flax has 0.31mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, cumin seed and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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
4
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4
Flax
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 392
Equal in Zinc - 4.34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 392
Equal in Zinc - 4.34

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
6
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4
Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.8%
Contains more Folate +770%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.473
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.8%
Contains more Folate +770%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.473

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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
29%
Flax
Fats
103%
Cumin
195%
Flax

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cumin Flax
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?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.128g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Flax Opinion
Calories 375 534 Flax
Protein 17.81 18.29 Flax
Fats 22.27 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 7.7 0.6 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 28.88 Cumin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 5.73 Cumin
Calcium 931 255 Cumin
Potassium 1788 813 Cumin
Magnesium 366 392 Flax
Sugar 2.25 1.55 Flax
Fiber 10.5 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.867 1.22 Flax
Zinc 4.8 4.34 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 642 Flax
Sodium 168 30 Flax
Vitamin A 1270 0 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 0.31 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.161 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 3.08 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 4.3 Cumin
Folate 10 87 Flax
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.535 3.663 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 7.527 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 Flax
Valine 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.472 Flax
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.