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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 Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +191%
Equal in Sodium - 26
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Contains more Iron +463.5%
Contains more Potassium +189.3%
Contains more Calcium +756%
Contains more Magnesium +66.8%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +191%
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 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 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
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 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 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

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Turmeric Poppy seed
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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