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Dill seeds vs. Nutmeg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Dill seeds and Nutmeg

  • Dill seeds have more Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Vitamin C, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, while Nutmeg have more Manganese, and Copper.
  • Dill seeds' daily need coverage for Iron is 166% higher.
  • Nutmeg contains 8 times less Calcium than Dill seeds. Dill seeds contain 1516mg of Calcium, while Nutmeg contains 184mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Dill seeds are lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, dill seed and Spices, nutmeg, ground.

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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 +723.9%
Contains more Iron +437.2%
Contains more Magnesium +39.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Potassium +238.9%
Contains more Zinc +141.9%
Contains more Selenium +656.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Manganese +58.2%
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 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343% 379% 9%
Contains more Calcium +723.9%
Contains more Iron +437.2%
Contains more Magnesium +39.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Potassium +238.9%
Contains more Zinc +141.9%
Contains more Selenium +656.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Manganese +58.2%

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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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +398.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.5%
Contains more Folate +660%
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 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +398.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +92.5%
Contains more Folate +660%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +173.6%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%
Contains more Water +23.6%
Contains more Other +183.7%
Contains more Fats +149.7%
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
6% 36% 49% 6% 2%
Protein: 5.84 g
Fats: 36.31 g
Carbs: 49.29 g
Water: 6.23 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Protein +173.6%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%
Contains more Water +23.6%
Contains more Other +183.7%
Contains more Fats +149.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +188.6%
7% 84% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.41 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.01 g
88% 11%
Saturated Fat: 25.94 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +188.6%

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 Nutmeg
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Dill seeds Nutmeg Opinion
Net carbs 34.07g 28.49g Dill seeds
Protein 15.98g 5.84g Dill seeds
Fats 14.54g 36.31g Nutmeg
Carbs 55.17g 49.29g Dill seeds
Calories 305kcal 525kcal Nutmeg
Sugar 2.99g Dill seeds
Fiber 21.1g 20.8g Dill seeds
Calcium 1516mg 184mg Dill seeds
Iron 16.33mg 3.04mg Dill seeds
Magnesium 256mg 183mg Dill seeds
Phosphorus 277mg 213mg Dill seeds
Potassium 1186mg 350mg Dill seeds
Sodium 20mg 16mg Nutmeg
Zinc 5.2mg 2.15mg Dill seeds
Copper 0.78mg 1.027mg Nutmeg
Manganese 1.833mg 2.9mg Nutmeg
Selenium 12.1µg 1.6µg Dill seeds
Vitamin A 53IU 102IU Nutmeg
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 5µg Nutmeg
Vitamin C 21mg 3mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B1 0.418mg 0.346mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B2 0.284mg 0.057mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B3 2.807mg 1.299mg Dill seeds
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.16mg Dill seeds
Folate 10µg 76µg Nutmeg
Choline 8.8mg Nutmeg
Threonine 0.575mg Dill seeds
Isoleucine 0.767mg Dill seeds
Leucine 0.925mg Dill seeds
Lysine 1.038mg Dill seeds
Methionine 0.143mg Dill seeds
Phenylalanine 0.67mg Dill seeds
Valine 1.12mg Dill seeds
Histidine 0.32mg Dill seeds
Saturated Fat 0.73g 25.94g Dill seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 9.41g 3.22g Dill seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.01g 0.35g Dill seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dill seeds Nutmeg
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
18%
Nutmeg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
218%
Dill seeds
121%
Nutmeg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 25.21g)
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 - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dill seeds
Dill seeds 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. Dill seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170925/nutrients
  2. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.