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Cumin vs. Flour — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cumin and Flour

  • Cumin has more Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc, however, Flour is higher in Selenium, and Folate.
  • Cumin covers your daily Iron needs 772% more than Flour.
  • Flour contains 62 times less Calcium than Cumin. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Flour contains 15mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cumin seed and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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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.
Cumin
8
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2
Flour
Contains more Calcium +6106.7%
Contains more Iron +1330.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1563.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362%
Contains more Potassium +1571%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Copper +502.1%
Contains more Manganese +388.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Selenium +551.9%
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 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48% 89% 185%
Contains more Calcium +6106.7%
Contains more Iron +1330.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1563.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362%
Contains more Potassium +1571%
Contains more Zinc +585.7%
Contains more Copper +502.1%
Contains more Manganese +388.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Selenium +551.9%

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
6
:
5
Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5450%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +888.6%
Contains more Choline +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +1730%
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 6% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5450%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +888.6%
Contains more Choline +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.9%
Contains more Folate +1730%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cumin
3
:
2
Flour
Contains more Protein +72.4%
Contains more Fats +2172.4%
Contains more Other +1556.5%
Contains more Carbs +72.5%
Contains more Water +47.9%
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
10% 76% 12%
Protein: 10.33 g
Fats: 0.98 g
Carbs: 76.31 g
Water: 11.92 g
Other: 0.46 g
Contains more Protein +72.4%
Contains more Fats +2172.4%
Contains more Other +1556.5%
Contains more Carbs +72.5%
Contains more Water +47.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cumin
2
:
1
Flour
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16037.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +693.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.9%
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
24% 13% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.413 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16037.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +693.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Flour Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 73.61g Flour
Protein 17.81g 10.33g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 0.98g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 76.31g Flour
Calories 375kcal 364kcal Cumin
Sugar 2.25g 0.27g Flour
Fiber 10.5g 2.7g Cumin
Calcium 931mg 15mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 4.64mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 22mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 108mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 107mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 2mg Flour
Zinc 4.8mg 0.7mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.144mg Cumin
Manganese 3.333mg 0.682mg Cumin
Selenium 5.2µg 33.9µg Flour
Vitamin A 1270IU 0IU Cumin
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 0µg Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0.06mg Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.785mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 5.904mg Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438mg Flour
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.044mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 183µg Flour
Choline 24.7mg 10.4mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg 0.3µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.127mg Flour
Threonine 0.281mg Flour
Isoleucine 0.357mg Flour
Leucine 0.71mg Flour
Lysine 0.228mg Flour
Methionine 0.183mg Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Flour
Valine 0.415mg Flour
Histidine 0.23mg Flour
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.087g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.413g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin Flour
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
46%
Flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
431%
Cumin
59%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 166mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.38g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 72)
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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.