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Flax vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Flax and Cumin

  • Flax has more Vitamin B1, Fiber, Copper, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Potassium, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 758% higher.
  • Cumin has 5 times less Selenium than Flax. Flax has 25.4µg of Selenium, while Cumin has 5.2µg.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, flaxseed and Spices, cumin seed.

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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
Flax
4
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4
Cumin
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 366
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Calcium +265.1%
Contains more Iron +1058.1%
Contains more Potassium +119.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 366

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
Flax
4
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6
Cumin
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.8%
Contains more Folate +770%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.435
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.8%
Contains more Folate +770%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +974.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.435

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.
Flax Cumin
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 1.58g 33.74g Cumin
Protein 18.29g 17.81g Flax
Fats 42.16g 22.27g Flax
Carbs 28.88g 44.24g Cumin
Calories 534kcal 375kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Flax
Sugar 1.55g 2.25g Flax
Fiber 27.3g 10.5g Flax
Calcium 255mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 5.73mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 392mg 366mg Flax
Phosphorus 642mg 499mg Flax
Potassium 813mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 30mg 168mg Flax
Zinc 4.34mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 1.22mg 0.867mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E 0.31mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 1.644mg 0.628mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 3.08mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.985mg mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473mg 0.435mg Flax
Folate 87µg 10µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.297mg mg Flax
Threonine 0.766mg mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.896mg mg Flax
Leucine 1.235mg mg Flax
Lysine 0.862mg mg Flax
Methionine 0.37mg mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957mg mg Flax
Valine 1.072mg mg Flax
Histidine 0.472mg mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.663g 1.535g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73g 3.279g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flax Cumin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
63
Flax
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
480
Cumin

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
110%
Flax
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
44%
Cumin
Fats
195%
Flax
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.128g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients
  2. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.