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Cumin vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cumin and Turmeric?

  • Cumin is higher in Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3, yet Turmeric is higher in Manganese, Fiber and Copper.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 716% more.
  • Cumin has 11 times more Vitamin B1 than Turmeric. While Cumin has 0.628mg of Vitamin B1, Turmeric has only 0.058mg.

We used Spices, cumin seed and Spices, turmeric, ground 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
5
:
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +454.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Copper +49.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.5
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Contains more Iron +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +454.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Copper +49.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.5

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +982.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33%
Contains more Vitamin K +148.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
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 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +982.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33%
Contains more Vitamin K +148.1%
Contains more Folate +100%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
51
Cumin
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
392
Turmeric

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 the food
Protein
107%
Cumin
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
67%
Turmeric
Fats
103%
Cumin
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cumin Turmeric
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Turmeric
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 141mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cumin
Cumin contains less Sugars (difference - 0.96g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.303g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cumin Turmeric Opinion
Calories 375 312 Cumin
Protein 17.81 9.68 Cumin
Fats 22.27 3.25 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 0.7 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 67.14 Turmeric
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 55 Cumin
Calcium 931 168 Cumin
Potassium 1788 2080 Turmeric
Magnesium 366 208 Cumin
Sugars 2.25 3.21 Cumin
Fiber 10.5 22.7 Turmeric
Copper 0.867 1.3 Turmeric
Zinc 4.8 4.5 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 299 Cumin
Sodium 168 27 Turmeric
Vitamin A 1270 0 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 4.43 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.058 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.15 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.35 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.542 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.107 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 13.4 Turmeric
Folate 10 20 Turmeric
Trans Fat 0.056 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 1.838 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 0.449 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 0.756 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.17 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47 Turmeric
Leucine 0.81 Turmeric
Lysine 0.38 Turmeric
Methionine 0.14 Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53 Turmeric
Valine 0.66 Turmeric
Histidine 0.15 Turmeric
Fructose 0.45 Turmeric

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.