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Sesame vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sesame and Cumin?

  • Sesame is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc and Folate, yet Cumin is higher in Iron, Potassium, Manganese and Vitamin E .
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 648% more.
  • Sesame has 10 times more Folate than Cumin. While Sesame has 97µg of Folate, Cumin has only 10µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cumin is lower.

We used Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Spices, cumin seed types 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
Sesame
5
:
3
Cumin
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Equal in Calcium - 931
Equal in Magnesium - 366
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Potassium +282.1%
Equal in Calcium - 931
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
Sesame
4
:
6
Cumin
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +870%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +870%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1232%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579

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
50
Sesame
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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 the food
Protein
106%
Sesame
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
44%
Cumin
Fats
229%
Sesame
103%
Cumin

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame Cumin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sugars (difference - 1.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.422g)
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 cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Sesame Cumin Opinion
Calories 573 375 Sesame
Protein 17.73 17.81 Cumin
Fats 49.67 22.27 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 7.7 Cumin
Carbs 23.45 44.24 Cumin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 975 931 Sesame
Potassium 468 1788 Cumin
Magnesium 351 366 Cumin
Sugars 0.3 2.25 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 10.5 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.867 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 4.8 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 499 Sesame
Sodium 11 168 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 1270 Cumin
Vitamin E 0.25 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.628 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.327 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.515 4.579 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.05 Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.435 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 5.4 Cumin
Folate 97 10 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 1.535 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 14.04 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 3.279 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 Sesame
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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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.