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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 Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Contains more Iron +293.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +85.9%
Contains more Copper +239.4%
Contains more Calcium +128%
Contains more Magnesium +10.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +66%

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Cardamom Opinion
Net carbs 44.44g 40.47g Turmeric
Protein 9.68g 10.76g Cardamom
Fats 3.25g 6.7g Cardamom
Carbs 67.14g 68.47g Cardamom
Calories 312kcal 311kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 0.45g g Turmeric
Sugar 3.21g g Cardamom
Fiber 22.7g 28g Cardamom
Calcium 168mg 383mg Cardamom
Iron 55mg 13.97mg Turmeric
Magnesium 208mg 229mg Cardamom
Phosphorus 299mg 178mg Turmeric
Potassium 2080mg 1119mg Turmeric
Sodium 27mg 18mg Cardamom
Zinc 4.5mg 7.47mg Cardamom
Copper 1.3mg 0.383mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 4.43mg mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 21mg Cardamom
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.198mg Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.182mg Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.35mg 1.102mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542mg mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107mg 0.23mg Cardamom
Folate 20µg µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.4µg µg Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17mg mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.33mg mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47mg mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.81mg mg Turmeric
Lysine 0.38mg mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.14mg mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53mg mg Turmeric
Valine 0.66mg mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.15mg mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.056g 0g Cardamom
Saturated Fat 1.838g 0.68g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449g 0.87g Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756g 0.43g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turmeric Cardamom
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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

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.

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.