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Fenugreek vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fenugreek and Black pepper different?

  • Fenugreek is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however Black pepper is richer in Manganese, Calcium, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Black pepper is 501% higher.
  • Fenugreek contains 3 times more Iron than Black pepper. While Fenugreek contains 33.53mg of Iron, Black pepper contains only 9.71mg.

Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, pepper, black 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
Contains more Iron +245.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Calcium +151.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Copper +19.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Contains more Iron +245.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Calcium +151.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Copper +19.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.2%
Contains more Folate +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +811.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.2%
Contains more Folate +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +811.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 33.75g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 23g 10.39g Fenugreek
Fats 6.41g 3.26g Fenugreek
Carbs 58.35g 63.95g Black pepper
Calories 323kcal 251kcal Fenugreek
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar g 0.64g Fenugreek
Fiber 24.6g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 176mg 443mg Black pepper
Iron 33.53mg 9.71mg Fenugreek
Magnesium 191mg 171mg Fenugreek
Phosphorus 296mg 158mg Fenugreek
Potassium 770mg 1329mg Black pepper
Sodium 67mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 2.5mg 1.19mg Fenugreek
Copper 1.11mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 60IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin E mg 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 0mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B1 0.322mg 0.108mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.366mg 0.18mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64mg 1.143mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.291mg Fenugreek
Folate 57µg 17µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.391mg 0.058mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898mg 0.244mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757mg 1.014mg Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684mg 0.244mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338mg 0.096mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089mg 0.446mg Fenugreek
Valine 1.102mg 0.547mg Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668mg 0.159mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.46g 1.392g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.998g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fenugreek Black pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Fenugreek
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
160
Black pepper

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 food.
Protein
138%
Fenugreek
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
64%
Black pepper
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
15%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.