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Dill seeds vs. Fenugreek — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Dill seeds and Fenugreek

  • Dill seeds are higher in Calcium, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Potassium, yet Fenugreek is higher in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Fenugreek covers your daily Iron needs 215% more than Dill seeds.
  • Dill seeds contain 9 times more Calcium than Fenugreek. While Dill seeds contain 1516mg of Calcium, Fenugreek contains only 176mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, dill seed and Spices, fenugreek seed.

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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 +761.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34%
Contains more Potassium +54%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +108%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +92.1%
Contains more Iron +105.3%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 296
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 455% 613% 183% 119% 105% 3% 142% 260% 240% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370% 161% 35%
Contains more Calcium +761.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34%
Contains more Potassium +54%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +108%
Contains more Manganese +49.3%
Contains more Selenium +92.1%
Contains more Iron +105.3%
Contains more Copper +42.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 296

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.
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Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +470%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 70% 105% 66% 53% 0% 58% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +470%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +126.8%
Contains more Other +94.4%
Contains more Protein +43.9%
Contains more Water +14.8%
Equal in Carbs - 58.35
16% 15% 55% 8% 7%
Protein: 15.98 g
Fats: 14.54 g
Carbs: 55.17 g
Water: 7.7 g
Other: 6.61 g
23% 6% 58% 9% 3%
Protein: 23 g
Fats: 6.41 g
Carbs: 58.35 g
Water: 8.84 g
Other: 3.4 g
Contains more Fats +126.8%
Contains more Other +94.4%
Contains more Protein +43.9%
Contains more Water +14.8%
Equal in Carbs - 58.35

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
7% 84% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.41 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.01 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 1.46 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dill seeds Fenugreek Opinion
Net carbs 34.07g 33.75g Dill seeds
Protein 15.98g 23g Fenugreek
Fats 14.54g 6.41g Dill seeds
Carbs 55.17g 58.35g Fenugreek
Calories 305kcal 323kcal Fenugreek
Fiber 21.1g 24.6g Fenugreek
Calcium 1516mg 176mg Dill seeds
Iron 16.33mg 33.53mg Fenugreek
Magnesium 256mg 191mg Dill seeds
Phosphorus 277mg 296mg Fenugreek
Potassium 1186mg 770mg Dill seeds
Sodium 20mg 67mg Dill seeds
Zinc 5.2mg 2.5mg Dill seeds
Copper 0.78mg 1.11mg Fenugreek
Manganese 1.833mg 1.228mg Dill seeds
Selenium 12.1µg 6.3µg Dill seeds
Vitamin A 53IU 60IU Fenugreek
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 3µg
Vitamin C 21mg 3mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B1 0.418mg 0.322mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B2 0.284mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 2.807mg 1.64mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.6mg Fenugreek
Folate 10µg 57µg Fenugreek
Tryptophan 0.391mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.575mg 0.898mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 0.767mg 1.241mg Fenugreek
Leucine 0.925mg 1.757mg Fenugreek
Lysine 1.038mg 1.684mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.143mg 0.338mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 1.089mg Fenugreek
Valine 1.12mg 1.102mg Dill seeds
Histidine 0.32mg 0.668mg Fenugreek
Saturated Fat 0.73g 1.46g Dill seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 9.41g Dill seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.01g Dill seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dill seeds Fenugreek
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
28%
Dill seeds
30%
Fenugreek
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
218%
Dill seeds
228%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.73g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Dill seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170925/nutrients
  2. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.