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Nutmeg vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Nutmeg and Table salt

  • Table salt has less Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Folate.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1684% more.
  • Nutmeg has 10000000 times more Saturated Fat than Table salt. Nutmeg has 25.94g of Saturated Fat, while Table salt has 0g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, nutmeg, ground and Salt, table.

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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 Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +821.2%
Contains more Magnesium +18200%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +4275%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +2050%
Contains more Copper +3323.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +821.2%
Contains more Magnesium +18200%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +4275%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +2050%
Contains more Copper +3323.3%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nutmeg Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 28.49g 0g Nutmeg
Protein 5.84g 0g Nutmeg
Fats 36.31g 0g Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29g 0g Nutmeg
Calories 525kcal 0kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.99g 0g Table salt
Fiber 20.8g 0g Nutmeg
Calcium 184mg 24mg Nutmeg
Iron 3.04mg 0.33mg Nutmeg
Magnesium 183mg 1mg Nutmeg
Phosphorus 213mg 0mg Nutmeg
Potassium 350mg 8mg Nutmeg
Sodium 16mg 38758mg Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15mg 0.1mg Nutmeg
Copper 1.027mg 0.03mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 102IU 0IU Nutmeg
Vitamin E 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 0mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.346mg 0mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B3 1.299mg 0mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Table salt
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0mg Nutmeg
Folate 76µg 0µg Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan mg 0mg Table salt
Threonine mg 0mg Table salt
Isoleucine mg 0mg Table salt
Leucine mg 0mg Table salt
Lysine mg 0mg Table salt
Methionine mg 0mg Table salt
Phenylalanine mg 0mg Table salt
Valine mg 0mg Table salt
Histidine mg 0mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 25.94g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22g 0g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35g 0g Nutmeg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Nutmeg Table salt
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
20
Nutmeg
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
103
Nutmeg
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
0%
Table salt
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 25.94g)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $5.9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 38742mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg 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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/nutrients
  2. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.