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Curry powder vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Curry powder and Cumin different?

  • Curry powder is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Selenium and Copper, however Cumin is richer in Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1 and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 591% higher.
  • Curry powder contains 18 times more Vitamin K than Cumin. While Curry powder contains 99.8µg of Vitamin K, Cumin contains only 5.4µg.

Spices, curry powder and Spices, cumin seed 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Cumin
Contains more Copper +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -69%
Contains more Iron +247.4%
Contains more Calcium +77.3%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Equal in Zinc - 4.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains more Copper +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -69%
Contains more Iron +247.4%
Contains more Calcium +77.3%
Contains more Potassium +52.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Equal in Zinc - 4.8

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
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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin E +658%
Contains more Vitamin K +1748.1%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin A +6584.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +314.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +658%
Contains more Vitamin K +1748.1%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +1000%
Contains more Vitamin A +6584.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +314.3%

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
87
Curry powder
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
480
Cumin

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
86%
Curry powder
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
44%
Cumin
Fats
65%
Curry powder
103%
Cumin

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.
Curry powder Cumin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Curry powder Cumin
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 contains less Sodium?
Curry powder
Curry powder contains less Sodium (difference - 116mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Curry powder
Curry powder is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cumin
Cumin contains less Sugars (difference - 0.51g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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 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 Curry powder Cumin Opinion
Calories 325 375 Cumin
Protein 14.29 17.81 Cumin
Fats 14.01 22.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 0.7 7.7 Cumin
Carbs 55.83 44.24 Curry powder
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 19.1 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 525 931 Cumin
Potassium 1170 1788 Cumin
Magnesium 255 366 Cumin
Sugars 2.76 2.25 Cumin
Fiber 53.2 10.5 Curry powder
Copper 1.2 0.867 Curry powder
Zinc 4.7 4.8 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 367 499 Cumin
Sodium 52 168 Curry powder
Vitamin A 19 1270 Cumin
Vitamin E 25.24 3.33 Curry powder
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.176 0.628 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.2 0.327 Cumin
Vitamin B3 3.26 4.579 Cumin
Vitamin B5 1.07 Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.105 0.435 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 99.8 5.4 Curry powder
Folate 56 10 Curry powder
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.648 1.535 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056 3.279 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.11 Curry powder
Threonine 0.35 Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63 Curry powder
Leucine 0.89 Curry powder
Lysine 0.7 Curry powder
Methionine 0.19 Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58 Curry powder
Valine 0.75 Curry powder
Histidine 0.29 Curry powder
Fructose 0.79 Curry powder

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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/nutrients
  2. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.