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Turmeric vs Poppy seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turmeric and Poppy seed?

  • Turmeric is richer in Manganese, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin E , yet Poppy seed is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 569% higher.
  • Turmeric has 6 times more Iron than Poppy seed. Turmeric has 55mg of Iron, while Poppy seed has 9.76mg.

We used Spices, turmeric, ground and Spices, poppy 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
Contains more Iron +463.5%
Contains more Potassium +189.3%
Contains more Calcium +756%
Contains more Magnesium +66.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +191%
Contains more Zinc +75.6%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Equal in Sodium - 26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 432% 366% 248% 373% 64% 4% 216% 543%
Contains more Iron +463.5%
Contains more Potassium +189.3%
Contains more Calcium +756%
Contains more Magnesium +66.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +191%
Contains more Zinc +75.6%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Equal in Sodium - 26

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 E +150.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1372.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +310%
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% 36% 0% 4% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 62% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +150.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1372.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +310%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Poppy seed Opinion
Net carbs 44.44g 8.63g Turmeric
Protein 9.68g 17.99g Poppy seed
Fats 3.25g 41.56g Poppy seed
Carbs 67.14g 28.13g Turmeric
Calories 312kcal 525kcal Poppy seed
Starch g g
Fructose 0.45g 0.29g Turmeric
Sugar 3.21g 2.99g Poppy seed
Fiber 22.7g 19.5g Turmeric
Calcium 168mg 1438mg Poppy seed
Iron 55mg 9.76mg Turmeric
Magnesium 208mg 347mg Poppy seed
Phosphorus 299mg 870mg Poppy seed
Potassium 2080mg 719mg Turmeric
Sodium 27mg 26mg Poppy seed
Zinc 4.5mg 7.9mg Poppy seed
Copper 1.3mg 1.627mg Poppy seed
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 4.43mg 1.77mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.854mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.1mg Turmeric
Vitamin B3 1.35mg 0.896mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542mg 0.324mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107mg 0.247mg Poppy seed
Folate 20µg 82µg Poppy seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.4µg 0µg Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17mg 0.184mg Poppy seed
Threonine 0.33mg 0.686mg Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.47mg 0.819mg Poppy seed
Leucine 0.81mg 1.321mg Poppy seed
Lysine 0.38mg 0.952mg Poppy seed
Methionine 0.14mg 0.502mg Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.53mg 0.758mg Poppy seed
Valine 0.66mg 1.095mg Poppy seed
Histidine 0.15mg 0.471mg Poppy seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.056g 0g Poppy seed
Saturated Fat 1.838g 4.517g Turmeric
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449g 5.982g Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756g 28.569g Poppy seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turmeric Poppy seed
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
23
Turmeric
36
Poppy seed
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
280
Poppy seed

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
108%
Poppy seed
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
28%
Poppy seed
Fats
15%
Turmeric
192%
Poppy seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.679g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.