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Teff vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Teff and Cumin?

  • Teff is richer in Manganese, yet Cumin is richer in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin E , Vitamin B1, Zinc, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 734% higher.
  • Teff has 3 times more Manganese than Cumin. Teff has 9.24mg of Manganese, while Cumin has 3.333mg.

We used Teff, uncooked and Spices, cumin seed types in this comparison.

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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
Teff
1
:
7
Cumin
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +417.2%
Contains more Iron +769.7%
Contains more Magnesium +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +318.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.867
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Calcium +417.2%
Contains more Iron +769.7%
Contains more Magnesium +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +318.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.867

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
Teff
2
:
10
Cumin
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.2%
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 B6 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +14011.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +184.2%
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.
Teff Cumin
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 33.74g Teff
Protein 13.3g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 2.38g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 73.13g 44.24g Teff
Calories 367kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 2.25g Teff
Fiber 8g 10.5g Cumin
Calcium 180mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 7.63mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 184mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 429mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 427mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 12mg 168mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.81mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 9IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E 0.08mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cumin
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cumin
Vitamin C mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.942mg mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.435mg Teff
Folate µg 10µg Cumin
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cumin
Vitamin K 1.9µg 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.139mg mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg mg Teff
Methionine 0.428mg mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.449g 1.535g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
33
Teff
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
44%
Cumin
Fats
11%
Teff
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 156mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.086g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
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

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.