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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02014, Spices, cumin seed
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Cuminum cyminum
Carbohydrate Factor: 2.9   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp, whole 2.1 g

tbsp, whole 6 g
Proximates Water g 8.06 47 0.230 0.17 0.48
Proximates Energy kcal 375 -- -- 8 22
Proximates Energy kJ 1567 -- -- 33 94
Proximates Protein g 17.81 12 0.260 0.37 1.07
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 22.27 13 2.600 0.47 1.34
Proximates Ash g 7.62 48 0.200 0.16 0.46
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 44.24 -- -- 0.93 2.65
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 10.5 -- -- 0.2 0.6
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 2.25 1 -- 0.05 0.14
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 931 7 102.000 20 56
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 66.36 35 2.500 1.39 3.98
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 366 4 33.000 8 22
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 499 7 22.000 10 30
Minerals Potassium, K mg 1788 6 136.000 38 107
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 168 6 18.000 4 10
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 4.80 3 0.560 0.10 0.29
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.867 -- -- 0.018 0.052
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 3.333 -- -- 0.070 0.200
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 5.2 1 -- 0.1 0.3
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 7.7 3 4.700 0.2 0.5
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.628 3 0.053 0.013 0.038
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.327 6 0.035 0.007 0.020
Vitamins Niacin mg 4.579 3 2.011 0.096 0.275
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 3 mg 0.435 4 0.035 0.009 0.026
Vitamins Folate, total µg 10 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 10 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 10 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Choline, total mg 24.7 -- -- 0.5 1.5
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 64 1 -- 1 4
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 762 -- -- 16 46
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 1270 1 -- 27 76
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 448 -- -- 9 27
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg 3.33 1 -- 0.07 0.20
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 5.4 -- -- 0.1 0.3
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 1.535 -- -- 0.032 0.092
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.018 -- -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 12:0 g 0.018 -- -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 14:0 g 0.018 -- -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 16:0 g 1.137 -- -- 0.024 0.068
Lipids 18:0 g 0.344 -- -- 0.007 0.021
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 14.040 -- -- 0.295 0.842
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.212 -- -- 0.004 0.013
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 13.618 -- -- 0.286 0.817
Lipids 20:1 g 0.212 -- -- 0.004 0.013
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 3.279 -- -- 0.069 0.197
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 3.103 -- -- 0.065 0.186
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.176 -- -- 0.004 0.011
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 68 -- -- 1 4
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0

Sources of Data

1K.U. Pradeep Common Indian spices: Nutrient composition, consumption and contribution to dietary value , 1993 Plant Food for Human Nutrition 44   pp.137-148
2H. Fukuba, T. Murota Determination of tocopherols in foodstuffs, especially nuts and spices, by high-performance liquid chromotography , 1985 Journal of Micronutrient Analysis 1   pp.93-105
3S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1274 CUMIN
  • C0167 FRUIT
  • E0151 SOLID
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0141 NATURALLY DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION