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Turmeric vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turmeric and Cardamom different?

  • Turmeric is higher in Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however Cardamom is richer in Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin C, Calcium, Fiber, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Turmeric is 513% higher.
  • Turmeric contains 3 times more Copper than Cardamom. While Turmeric contains 1.3mg of Copper, Cardamom contains only 0.383mg.

Spices, turmeric, ground and Spices, cardamom are the varieties used 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
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%

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
23
Turmeric
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
164
Cardamom

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
58%
Turmeric
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
68%
Cardamom
Fats
15%
Turmeric
31%
Cardamom

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

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Turmeric Cardamom
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 cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.158g)
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 (0)
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 Turmeric Cardamom Opinion
Calories 312 311 Turmeric
Protein 9.68 10.76 Cardamom
Fats 3.25 6.7 Cardamom
Vitamin C 0.7 21 Cardamom
Carbs 67.14 68.47 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 55 13.97 Turmeric
Calcium 168 383 Cardamom
Potassium 2080 1119 Turmeric
Magnesium 208 229 Cardamom
Sugar 3.21 Cardamom
Fiber 22.7 28 Cardamom
Copper 1.3 0.383 Turmeric
Zinc 4.5 7.47 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 299 178 Turmeric
Sodium 27 18 Cardamom
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 4.43 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.198 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.182 Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.35 1.102 Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107 0.23 Cardamom
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 Turmeric
Folate 20 Turmeric
Trans Fat 0.056 0 Cardamom
Saturated Fat 1.838 0.68 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449 0.87 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756 0.43 Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47 Turmeric
Leucine 0.81 Turmeric
Lysine 0.38 Turmeric
Methionine 0.14 Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53 Turmeric
Valine 0.66 Turmeric
Histidine 0.15 Turmeric
Fructose 0.45 Turmeric

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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/nutrients
  2. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.