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Taco seasoning vs. Cumin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taco seasoning and Cumin?

  • Taco seasoning is higher in Vitamin C, and Fiber, yet Cumin is higher in Iron.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 745% more.
  • Taco seasoning has 48 times more Sodium than Cumin. While Taco seasoning has 8068mg of Sodium, Cumin has only 168mg.

We used PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +883.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 254% 0% 0% 0% 1053% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Contains more Iron +883.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin A +638.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +484.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 563% 0% 0% 150% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +638.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +484.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +27.2%
Contains more Other +398.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +41.4%
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 g
Contains more Carbs +27.2%
Contains more Other +398.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +41.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taco seasoning Cumin
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco seasoning Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 37.49g 33.74g Taco seasoning
Protein 0g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 0g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 56.29g 44.24g Taco seasoning
Calories 188kcal 375kcal Cumin
Sugar 18.76g 2.25g Cumin
Fiber 18.8g 10.5g Taco seasoning
Calcium 931mg Cumin
Iron 6.75mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 8068mg 168mg Cumin
Zinc 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg Cumin
Manganese 3.333mg Cumin
Selenium 5.2µg Cumin
Vitamin A 9381IU 1270IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin A RAE 64µg Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin C 45mg 7.7mg Taco seasoning
Vitamin B1 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B6 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 10µg Cumin
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg Cumin
Saturated Fat 0g 1.535g Taco seasoning
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taco seasoning Cumin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Taco seasoning
48%
Cumin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Taco seasoning
431%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.535g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cumin
Cumin contains less Sodium (difference - 7900mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. 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.