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Turmeric vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Turmeric and Fenugreek

  • Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Copper, and Zinc, however Fenugreek has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Fiber.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 807% more.
  • Turmeric has 3 times more Potassium than Fenugreek. Turmeric has 2080mg of Potassium, while Fenugreek has 770mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, turmeric, ground and Spices, fenugreek seed.

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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 +64%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%
Equal in Calcium - 176
Equal in Magnesium - 191
Equal in Phosphorus - 296
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Contains more Iron +64%
Contains more Potassium +170.1%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%
Equal in Calcium - 176
Equal in Magnesium - 191
Equal in Phosphorus - 296

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 C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.7%
Contains more Folate +185%
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 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +460.7%
Contains more Folate +185%

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
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
15%
Turmeric
30%
Fenugreek

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 Fenugreek
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.378g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Fenugreek Opinion
Calories 312 323 Fenugreek
Protein 9.68 23 Fenugreek
Fats 3.25 6.41 Fenugreek
Vitamin C 0.7 3 Fenugreek
Carbs 67.14 58.35 Turmeric
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 55 33.53 Turmeric
Calcium 168 176 Fenugreek
Potassium 2080 770 Turmeric
Magnesium 208 191 Turmeric
Sugar 3.21 Fenugreek
Fiber 22.7 24.6 Fenugreek
Copper 1.3 1.11 Turmeric
Zinc 4.5 2.5 Turmeric
Starch
Phosphorus 299 296 Turmeric
Sodium 27 67 Turmeric
Vitamin A 0 60 Fenugreek
Vitamin E 4.43 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.322 Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.366 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.35 1.64 Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 0.542 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107 0.6 Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 Turmeric
Folate 20 57 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0.056 0 Fenugreek
Saturated Fat 1.838 1.46 Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449 Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756 Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17 0.391 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.33 0.898 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 0.47 1.241 Fenugreek
Leucine 0.81 1.757 Fenugreek
Lysine 0.38 1.684 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.14 0.338 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 0.53 1.089 Fenugreek
Valine 0.66 1.102 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.15 0.668 Fenugreek
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.