Nutrition for Tumeric (ground)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Tumeric Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of ground tumeric (3 grams or 0.11 oz) contains 9 calories and 0.3 grams of protein. Tumeric consist of 13% water, 67% carbohydrates, 10% protein, and 3% fat.

Tumeric is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium, iron and potassium. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

In one teaspoon of ground tumeric:

  • Calories: 9
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g, (Saturated: 0.1 g)
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol in tumeric.

See the Tumeric Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Spices, turmeric, ground.

Calories in Tumeric

Tumeric has 9 calories per teaspoon or 300 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

79 percent of calories in tumeric are from carbohydrates, 12% of calories are from protein and 9% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 79% of the calories in ground tumeric are from carbohydrates. The carbs in tumeric are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (87% and 12%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single teaspoon of tumeric contains 3% of recommended daily values or 0.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in tumeric.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 9% the calories in ground tumeric are from fat. Tumeric has a moderate amount of total fat, with 0.1 grams per teaspoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in tumeric are saturated:

  • Total fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in tumeric.

Omega-6 in Tumeric

Tumeric contains a small amount of omega-6 fatty acids, mostly in the form of linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0 g
  • linoleic acid: 0.02 g

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Protein in Tumeric

A single teaspoon of tumeric contains 0.3 grams of protein. Although tumeric is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.29 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.01 g
  • Threonine: 0.01 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.01 g
  • Leucine: 0.02 g
  • Lysine: 0.01 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.02 g
  • Valine: 0.02 g
  • Histidine: < 0.1 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Tumeric

An good source of many nutrients, ground tumeric contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron and potassium. In fact, a single teaspoon of tumeric contains 9% of recommended daily values or 1.7 mg of iron. Also a single teaspoon of tumeric contains 5 mg of calcium.

Vitamins in tumeric (1 tsp):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 0.6 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.4 ug
Minerals in tumeric (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 5 mg
  • Potassium: 62.4 mg
  • Iron: 1.7 mg
  • Magnesium: 6.2 mg
  • Zinc: 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.2 ug
  • Phosphorus: 9 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: 0.6 mg
  • Choline: 1.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of vitamin a, pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in tumeric.

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Tumeric Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Tumeric in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of tumeric.


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