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Sesame vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sesame and Flax

  • Sesame has more Copper, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, while Flax has more Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Sesame covers your daily need of Copper 318% more than Flax.
  • Sesame contains 4 times more Calcium than Flax. While Sesame contains 975mg of Calcium, Flax contains only 255mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Flax is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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
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3
Flax
Contains more Iron +153.9%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Copper +234.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Potassium +73.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 642
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains more Iron +153.9%
Contains more Calcium +282.4%
Contains more Copper +234.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Potassium +73.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 642

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
5
:
5
Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +24%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1870%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +24%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1870%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
50
Sesame
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
181
Flax

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
106%
Sesame
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
29%
Flax
Fats
229%
Sesame
195%
Flax

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

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Sesame Flax
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 is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flax
Flax is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.294g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 (N/A)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Flax Opinion
Calories 573 534 Sesame
Protein 17.73 18.29 Flax
Fats 49.67 42.16 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 23.45 28.88 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 5.73 Sesame
Calcium 975 255 Sesame
Potassium 468 813 Flax
Magnesium 351 392 Flax
Sugar 0.3 1.55 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 27.3 Flax
Copper 4.082 1.22 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 4.34 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 642 Flax
Sodium 11 30 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 0 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.161 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 3.08 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.473 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 4.3 Flax
Folate 97 87 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 3.663 Flax
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 7.527 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.388 0.297 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.763 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.358 1.235 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.586 0.37 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.99 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.522 0.472 Sesame
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/nutrients
  2. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.