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Poppy seed vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Poppy seed and Nutmeg 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.
  • Poppy seed contains 8 times more Selenium than Nutmeg. Poppy seed contains 13.5µg of Selenium, while Nutmeg contains 1.6µg.
  • Poppy seed is lower in Saturated Fat.

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

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
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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Equal in Folate - 76
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 36% 0% 4% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 62% 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 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Equal in Folate - 76

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Poppy seed Nutmeg Opinion
Net carbs 8.63g 28.49g Nutmeg
Protein 17.99g 5.84g Poppy seed
Fats 41.56g 36.31g Poppy seed
Carbs 28.13g 49.29g Nutmeg
Calories 525kcal 525kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.29g g Poppy seed
Sugar 2.99g 2.99g
Fiber 19.5g 20.8g Nutmeg
Calcium 1438mg 184mg Poppy seed
Iron 9.76mg 3.04mg Poppy seed
Magnesium 347mg 183mg Poppy seed
Phosphorus 870mg 213mg Poppy seed
Potassium 719mg 350mg Poppy seed
Sodium 26mg 16mg Nutmeg
Zinc 7.9mg 2.15mg Poppy seed
Copper 1.627mg 1.027mg Poppy seed
Vitamin A 0IU 102IU Nutmeg
Vitamin E 1.77mg 0mg Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1mg 3mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.854mg 0.346mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.057mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B3 0.896mg 1.299mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B5 0.324mg mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 0.247mg 0.16mg Poppy seed
Folate 82µg 76µg Poppy seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.184mg mg Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686mg mg Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819mg mg Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321mg mg Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952mg mg Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502mg mg Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758mg mg Poppy seed
Valine 1.095mg mg Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471mg mg Poppy seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 4.517g 25.94g Poppy seed
Monounsaturated Fat 5.982g 3.22g Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 28.569g 0.35g Poppy seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Poppy seed Nutmeg
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet ok

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

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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (2.99 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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