Chia Seeds vs. Cumin

Nutrition comparison of Chia Seeds and Cumin


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of chia seeds versus cumin (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in chia seeds and cumin:

  • Both chia seeds and cumin are high in calcium, calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Cumin has 54% less saturated fat than chia seed.
  • Cumin has more Vitamin B6, however, chia seed contains more folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of chia seeds and cumin is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) and Cumin (Spices, cumin seed) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both chia seeds and cumin are high in calories. Chia seed has 30% more calories than cumin - chia seed has 486 calories per 100 grams and cumin has 375 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, chia seeds is lighter in protein, lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to cumin per calorie. Chia seeds has a macronutrient ratio of 13:33:54 and for cumin, 17:37:46 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Chia Seeds Cumin
Protein 13% 17%
Carbohydrates 33% 37%
Fat 54% 46%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in carbohydrates. Chia seed is very similar to chia seed for carbohydrates - chia seed has 42.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and cumin has 44.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in dietary fiber. Chia seed has 228% more dietary fiber than cumin - chia seed has 34.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cumin has 10.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Chia seed has less sugar than cumin - cumin has 2.3g of sugar per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in protein. Chia seed is very similar to chia seed for protein - chia seed has 16.5g of protein per 100 grams and cumin has 17.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cumin has 54% less saturated fat than chia seed - chia seed has 3.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cumin has 1.5g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both chia seeds and cumin are low in trans fat - chia seed has 0.14g of trans fat per 100 grams and cumin does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cumin has 381% more Vitamin C than chia seed - chia seed has 1.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cumin has 7.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Cumin has more Vitamin A than chia seed - cumin has 64ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Cumin has 566% more Vitamin E than chia seed - chia seed has 0.5mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cumin has 3.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cumin has more Vitamin K than chia seed - cumin has 5.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chia seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Cumin has more Vitamin B6, however, chia seed contains more folate. Both chia seeds and cumin contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.

Chia Seeds Cumin
Thiamin 0.62 MG 0.628 MG
Riboflavin 0.17 MG 0.327 MG
Niacin 8.83 MG 4.579 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.435 MG
Folate 49 UG 10 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in calcium. Cumin has 48% more calcium than chia seed - chia seed has 631mg of calcium per 100 grams and cumin has 931mg of calcium.

iron

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in iron. Cumin has 760% more iron than chia seed - chia seed has 7.7mg of iron per 100 grams and cumin has 66.4mg of iron.

potassium

Both chia seeds and cumin are high in potassium. Cumin has 339% more potassium than chia seed - chia seed has 407mg of potassium per 100 grams and cumin has 1788mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chia seed has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than cumin per 100 grams.

Chia Seeds Cumin
alpha linoleic acid 17.83 G 0.176 G
Total 17.83 G 0.176 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both chia seeds and cumin contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Chia Seeds Cumin
other omega 6 0.093 G ~
linoleic acid 5.835 G 3.103 G
Total 5.928 G 3.103 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Chia Seeds (Seeds, chia seeds, dried) and Cumin (Spices, cumin seed) .

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