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Turmeric vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turmeric and Table salt

  • Turmeric has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Zinc, however Table salt is richer in Fiber, Phosphorus, and Vitamin E .
  • Table salt covers your daily Sodium needs 1684% more than Turmeric.
  • Table salt has 260 times less Potassium than Turmeric. Turmeric has 2080mg of Potassium, while Table salt has 8mg.
  • Turmeric contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, turmeric, ground and Salt, table.

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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 Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +16566.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20700%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +25900%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +4400%
Contains more Copper +4233.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +16566.7%
Contains more Magnesium +20700%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +25900%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +4400%
Contains more Copper +4233.3%

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 E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 44.44g 0g Turmeric
Protein 9.68g 0g Turmeric
Fats 3.25g 0g Turmeric
Carbs 67.14g 0g Turmeric
Calories 312kcal 0kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 0.45g g Turmeric
Sugar 3.21g 0g Table salt
Fiber 22.7g 0g Turmeric
Calcium 168mg 24mg Turmeric
Iron 55mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Magnesium 208mg 1mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 299mg 0mg Turmeric
Potassium 2080mg 8mg Turmeric
Sodium 27mg 38758mg Turmeric
Zinc 4.5mg 0.1mg Turmeric
Copper 1.3mg 0.03mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 4.43mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B3 1.35mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542mg 0mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107mg 0mg Turmeric
Folate 20µg 0µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.4µg 0µg Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17mg 0mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.33mg 0mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47mg 0mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.81mg 0mg Turmeric
Lysine 0.38mg 0mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.14mg 0mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53mg 0mg Turmeric
Valine 0.66mg 0mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.15mg 0mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.056g 0g Table salt
Saturated Fat 1.838g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449g 0g Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756g 0g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turmeric Table salt
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
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
0%
Table salt
Fats
15%
Turmeric
0%
Table salt

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 - 38731mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.838g)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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)

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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.