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Nutmeg vs Poppy seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nutmeg and Poppy seed different?

  • Poppy seed is higher than Nutmeg in Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Selenium.
  • Poppy seed covers your daily need of Manganese 166% more than Nutmeg.
  • Nutmeg contains 6 times more Saturated Fat than Poppy seed. Nutmeg contains 25.94g of Saturated Fat, while Poppy seed contains 4.517g.

Spices, nutmeg, ground and Spices, poppy seed types were 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 less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Iron +221.1%
Contains more Calcium +681.5%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.6%
Contains more Copper +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +267.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +308.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 114% 56% 31% 131% 343% 59% 92% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Iron +221.1%
Contains more Calcium +681.5%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.6%
Contains more Copper +58.4%
Contains more Zinc +267.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +308.5%

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
Nutmeg
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Equal in Folate - 82
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 0% 0% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 0% 0% 57%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Equal in Folate - 82

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
20
Nutmeg
36
Poppy seed
Mineral Summary Score
103
Nutmeg
280
Poppy seed

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
35%
Nutmeg
108%
Poppy seed
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
28%
Poppy seed
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
192%
Poppy seed

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.
Nutmeg Poppy seed
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Nutmeg Poppy seed
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.423g)
Which food is cheaper?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (2.99 g)
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 Nutmeg Poppy seed Opinion
Calories 525 525
Protein 5.84 17.99 Poppy seed
Fats 36.31 41.56 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 3 1 Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29 28.13 Nutmeg
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.04 9.76 Poppy seed
Calcium 184 1438 Poppy seed
Potassium 350 719 Poppy seed
Magnesium 183 347 Poppy seed
Sugar 2.99 2.99
Fiber 20.8 19.5 Nutmeg
Copper 1.027 1.627 Poppy seed
Zinc 2.15 7.9 Poppy seed
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Phosphorus 213 870 Poppy seed
Sodium 16 26 Nutmeg
Vitamin A 102 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin E 0 1.77 Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.346 0.854 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.057 0.1 Poppy seed
Vitamin B3 1.299 0.896 Nutmeg
Vitamin B5 0.324 Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.247 Poppy seed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 76 82 Poppy seed
Trans Fat 0 Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 25.94 4.517 Poppy seed
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22 5.982 Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35 28.569 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/nutrients
  2. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.