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Fenugreek vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fenugreek and Turmeric

  • Fenugreek has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Fiber, however Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 807% more.
  • Fenugreek has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Turmeric. Fenugreek has 0.6mg of Vitamin B6, while Turmeric has 0.107mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, turmeric, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +64%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Equal in Calcium - 168
Equal in Magnesium - 208
Equal in Phosphorus - 299
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Iron +64%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Equal in Calcium - 168
Equal in Magnesium - 208
Equal in Phosphorus - 299

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.7%
Contains more Folate +185%
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 0% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.7%
Contains more Folate +185%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 33.75g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 23g 9.68g Fenugreek
Fats 6.41g 3.25g Fenugreek
Carbs 58.35g 67.14g Turmeric
Calories 323kcal 312kcal Fenugreek
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar g 3.21g Fenugreek
Fiber 24.6g 22.7g Fenugreek
Calcium 176mg 168mg Fenugreek
Iron 33.53mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 191mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 296mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 770mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 67mg 27mg Turmeric
Zinc 2.5mg 4.5mg Turmeric
Copper 1.11mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 60IU 0IU Fenugreek
Vitamin E mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 0.7mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B1 0.322mg 0.058mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.366mg 0.15mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64mg 1.35mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 mg 0.542mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.107mg Fenugreek
Folate 57µg 20µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.4µg Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.391mg 0.17mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898mg 0.33mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241mg 0.47mg Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757mg 0.81mg Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684mg 0.38mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338mg 0.14mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089mg 0.53mg Fenugreek
Valine 1.102mg 0.66mg Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668mg 0.15mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.056g Fenugreek
Saturated Fat 1.46g 1.838g Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.449g Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.756g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fenugreek Turmeric
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
67%
Turmeric
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.378g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.