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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02005, Spices, caraway seed
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Carum carvi
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 2.1 g

tbsp 6.7 g
Proximates Water g 9.87 21 0.680 0.21 0.66
Proximates Energy kcal 333 -- -- 7 22
Proximates Energy kJ 1393 -- -- 29 93
Proximates Protein g 19.77 10 0.710 0.42 1.32
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 14.59 18 1.340 0.31 0.98
Proximates Ash g 5.87 23 0.220 0.12 0.39
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 49.90 -- -- 1.05 3.34
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 38.0 2 -- 0.8 2.5
Proximates Sugars, total g 0.64 -- -- 0.01 0.04
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 689 4 46.000 14 46
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 16.23 3 3.960 0.34 1.09
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 258 2 -- 5 17
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 568 2 -- 12 38
Minerals Potassium, K mg 1351 7 60.000 28 91
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 17 7 2.000 0 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 5.50 1 -- 0.12 0.37
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.910 1 -- 0.019 0.061
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 1.300 1 -- 0.027 0.087
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 12.1 -- -- 0.3 0.8
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 21.0 -- -- 0.4 1.4
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.383 1 -- 0.008 0.026
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.379 1 -- 0.008 0.025
Vitamins Niacin mg 3.606 4 1.486 0.076 0.242
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.360 2 -- 0.008 0.024
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 1.7
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 18 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 206 -- -- 4 14
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 8 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 16 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 363 1 -- 8 24
Vitamins Lycopene µg 20 -- -- 0 1
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 454 -- -- 10 30
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 2.50 -- -- 0.05 0.17
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 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.620 -- -- 0.013 0.042
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 0.010 1 -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 12:0 g 0.010 1 -- 0.000 0.001
Lipids 14:0 g 0.040 1 -- 0.001 0.003
Lipids 16:0 g 0.400 3 -- 0.008 0.027
Lipids 18:0 g 0.110 1 -- 0.002 0.007
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 7.125 -- -- 0.150 0.477
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.090 1 -- 0.002 0.006
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 7.035 3 -- 0.148 0.471
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 3.272 -- -- 0.069 0.219
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 3.122 3 -- 0.066 0.209
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.150 1 -- 0.003 0.010
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 76 -- -- 2 5
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.244 -- -- 0.005 0.016
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.756 -- -- 0.016 0.051
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.826 -- -- 0.017 0.055
Amino Acids Leucine g 1.218 -- -- 0.026 0.082
Amino Acids Lysine g 1.031 -- -- 0.022 0.069
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.361 -- -- 0.008 0.024
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.329 -- -- 0.007 0.022
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.867 -- -- 0.018 0.058
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.642 -- -- 0.013 0.043
Amino Acids Valine g 1.037 -- -- 0.022 0.069
Amino Acids Arginine g 1.252 -- -- 0.026 0.084
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.550 -- -- 0.012 0.037
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.914 -- -- 0.019 0.061
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 2.084 -- -- 0.044 0.140
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 3.169 -- -- 0.067 0.212
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.322 -- -- 0.028 0.089
Amino Acids Proline g 0.917 -- -- 0.019 0.061
Amino Acids Serine g 0.946 -- -- 0.020 0.063
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

1S.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)
  • B1549 CARAWAY
  • C0167 FRUIT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • 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