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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
:
5
Sesame
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Magnesium - 351
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
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 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 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Sesame
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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