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Nutmeg vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Nutmeg and Table salt

  • Nutmeg has more Manganese, Copper, Magnesium and Iron, however Table salt has more Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 and Folate.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1684% more.
  • Nutmeg has 183 times more Magnesium than Table salt. Nutmeg has 183mg of Magnesium, while Table salt has 1mg.
  • Nutmeg is lower in Sodium.

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

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
35%
Nutmeg
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
0%
Table salt
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nutmeg Table salt
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 contains less Sugars?
Table salt
Table salt contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Nutmeg Table salt Opinion
Calories 525 0 Nutmeg
Protein 5.84 0 Nutmeg
Fats 36.31 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 3 0 Nutmeg
Carbs 49.29 0 Nutmeg
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.04 0.33 Nutmeg
Calcium 184 24 Nutmeg
Potassium 350 8 Nutmeg
Magnesium 183 1 Nutmeg
Sugars 2.99 0 Table salt
Fiber 20.8 0 Nutmeg
Copper 1.027 0.03 Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15 0.1 Nutmeg
Starch
Phosphorus 213 0 Nutmeg
Sodium 16 38758 Nutmeg
Vitamin A 102 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.346 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin B3 1.299 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin B5 0 Table salt
Vitamin B6 0.16 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 76 0 Nutmeg
Trans Fat 0 Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 25.94 0 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22 0 Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35 0 Nutmeg
Tryptophan 0 Table salt
Threonine 0 Table salt
Isoleucine 0 Table salt
Leucine 0 Table salt
Lysine 0 Table salt
Methionine 0 Table salt
Phenylalanine 0 Table salt
Valine 0 Table salt
Histidine 0 Table salt
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.