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Cumin vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cumin and Sesame?

  • Cumin is higher in Iron, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin E , yet Sesame is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 648% more.
  • Cumin has 13 times more Vitamin E than Sesame. While Cumin has 3.33mg of Vitamin E , Sesame has only 0.25mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cumin is lower.

We used Spices, cumin seed and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried types in this article.

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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
3
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5
Sesame
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Magnesium - 351
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Magnesium - 351

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
:
4
Sesame
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +870%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.515
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 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +870%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.515

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 11.65g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 17.73g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 49.67g Sesame
Carbs 44.24g 23.45g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 573kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g 0.3g Sesame
Fiber 10.5g 11.8g Sesame
Calcium 931mg 975mg Sesame
Iron 66.36mg 14.55mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 351mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 1788mg 468mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 11mg Sesame
Zinc 4.8mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.867mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 1270IU 9IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0.25mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.247mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 4.515mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 0.05mg Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.79mg Sesame
Folate 10µg 97µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg 0µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine mg 0.569mg Sesame
Methionine mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.535g 6.957g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 18.759g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Sesame
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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
23%
Sesame
Fats
103%
Cumin
229%
Sesame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.422g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.