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Cumin vs. Spearmint — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cumin and Spearmint different?

  • Cumin is higher in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Zinc, however, Spearmint is richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 681% higher.
  • Cumin contains 8 times more Phosphorus than Spearmint. While Cumin contains 499mg of Phosphorus, Spearmint contains only 60mg.

Spices, cumin seed and Spearmint, fresh are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +367.8%
Contains more Iron +459.1%
Contains more Magnesium +481%
Contains more Phosphorus +731.7%
Contains more Potassium +290.4%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Copper +261.3%
Contains more Manganese +198.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 60% 446% 45% 26% 41% 4% 30% 80% 146% 0%
Contains more Calcium +367.8%
Contains more Iron +459.1%
Contains more Magnesium +481%
Contains more Phosphorus +731.7%
Contains more Potassium +290.4%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Copper +261.3%
Contains more Manganese +198.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cumin
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +705.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.7%
Contains more Folate +950%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 244% 0% 0% 45% 20% 41% 18% 15% 37% 79% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +705.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.7%
Contains more Folate +950%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +441.3%
Contains more Fats +2950.7%
Contains more Carbs +426%
Contains more Other +277.2%
Contains more Water +961.4%
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 g
3% 8% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.29 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 8.41 g
Water: 85.55 g
Other: 2.02 g
Contains more Protein +441.3%
Contains more Fats +2950.7%
Contains more Carbs +426%
Contains more Other +277.2%
Contains more Water +961.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56060%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +732.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.6%
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.394 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56060%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +732.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cumin Spearmint
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Spearmint Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 1.61g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 3.29g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 0.73g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 8.41g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 44kcal Cumin
Sugar 2.25g Spearmint
Fiber 10.5g 6.8g Cumin
Calcium 931mg 199mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 11.87mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 63mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 60mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 458mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 30mg Spearmint
Zinc 4.8mg 1.09mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.24mg Cumin
Manganese 3.333mg 1.118mg Cumin
Selenium 5.2µg Cumin
Vitamin A 1270IU 4054IU Spearmint
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 203µg Spearmint
Vitamin E 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 13.3mg Spearmint
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.078mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.175mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 0.948mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.25mg Spearmint
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.158mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 105µg Spearmint
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.05mg Spearmint
Threonine 0.135mg Spearmint
Isoleucine 0.135mg Spearmint
Leucine 0.247mg Spearmint
Lysine 0.141mg Spearmint
Methionine 0.046mg Spearmint
Phenylalanine 0.168mg Spearmint
Valine 0.164mg Spearmint
Histidine 0.066mg Spearmint
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.191g Spearmint
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.025g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.394g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin Spearmint
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Cumin
38%
Spearmint
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
431%
Cumin
88%
Spearmint

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spearmint
Spearmint contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.344g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Spearmint
Spearmint is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/nutrients
  2. Spearmint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173475/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.