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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 Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 392
Equal in Zinc - 4.34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains more Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
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 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 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Flax Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 1.58g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 18.29g Flax
Fats 22.27g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 44.24g 28.88g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 2.25g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 10.5g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 931mg 255mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 5.73mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 499mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 1788mg 813mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 30mg Flax
Zinc 4.8mg 4.34mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 1270IU 0IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0.31mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0.6mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.161mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 3.08mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 10µg 87µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg 4.3µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.535g 3.663g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 7.527g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Flax
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
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

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.

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.