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Fenugreek vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fenugreek and Cumin

  • Fenugreek has more Fiber, and Copper, however Cumin is higher in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 410% more than Fenugreek.
  • Fenugreek has 2 times more Fiber than Cumin. While Fenugreek has 24.6g of Fiber, Cumin has only 10.5g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, cumin 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Calcium +429%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains less Sodium -60.1%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Calcium +429%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.6%

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 B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2016.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 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 B2 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin C +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2016.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.2%

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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
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 food.
Protein
138%
Fenugreek
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
44%
Cumin
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
103%
Cumin

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 Cumin
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Fenugreek Cumin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek contains less Sodium (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Cumin Opinion
Calories 323 375 Cumin
Protein 23 17.81 Fenugreek
Fats 6.41 22.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 3 7.7 Cumin
Carbs 58.35 44.24 Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 33.53 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 176 931 Cumin
Potassium 770 1788 Cumin
Magnesium 191 366 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 Fenugreek
Fiber 24.6 10.5 Fenugreek
Copper 1.11 0.867 Fenugreek
Zinc 2.5 4.8 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 296 499 Cumin
Sodium 67 168 Fenugreek
Vitamin A 60 1270 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.322 0.628 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.366 0.327 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64 4.579 Cumin
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.6 0.435 Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 57 10 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.46 1.535 Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 Fenugreek
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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. 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.