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Nutritional Info: Spices, turmeric, ground

The USDA reference number for this food is: 02043
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Nutritional Data for Spices, turmeric, ground

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)

Amount Per Serving



Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value*


Total Fat

Saturated Fat 0g1%
Trans Fat 0g





Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber 1g6%
Sugars 0g


Vitamin A0% · Vitamin C0%
Calcium1% · Iron16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Turmeric Plant (curcuma longa) can be processed into a Ground Turmeric Spice
Turmeric Plant (curcuma longa) can be processed into a Ground Turmeric Spice

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Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
Total Calories24 kcal101 kJ1%
from Carbs17 kcal70.94 kJ
from Fat5.6 kcal23.53 kJ
from Protein1.5 kcal6.19 kJ
from Alcohol0 kcal0 kJ
*The unit "kcal" or kilocalories are what most American's think of as 1 Calorie. Other countries use the unit kilojoule (kJ) to measure Food Energy. 1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules.

Energy and Calorie info for 6.8 grams of Spices, turmeric, ground

Vitamin Content

Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin B6 0.1224 mg 6%
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin B12, Added 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin C 1.7612 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Vitamin D2 ~
Vitamin D3 ~
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 0.2108 mg 1%
Vitamin E, Added 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.9112 mcg 1%
Thiamin 0.010336 mg 1%
Riboflavin 0.015844 mg 1%
Niacin 0.34952 mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid ~
Folate 2.652 mcg 1%
Folate, Food 2.652 mcg 1%
Folate, DFE 2.652 mcg DFE 1%
Choline 3.3456 mg ~
Betaine 0.6596 mg ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
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The chart below shows how much of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of each vitamin that 6.8g (0.24 oz) of Spices, turmeric, ground contains. Vitamin RDI for 6.8 grams of Spices, turmeric, ground

Mineral Content

Mineral Content

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
Calcium 12.444 mg 1%
Iron 2.81656 mg 16%
Magnesium 13.124 mg 3%
Phosphorus 18.224 mg 2%
Potassium 171.7 mg 4%
Sodium 2.584 mg 0%
Zinc 0.2958 mg 2%
Copper 0.041004 mg 2%
Manganese 0.532644 mg 27%
Selenium 0.306 mcg 0%
Fluoride ~
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
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The chart below shows how much of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of each mineral that 6.8g (0.24 oz) of Spices, turmeric, ground contains. Mineral RDI for 6.8 grams of Spices, turmeric, ground

Protein and Amino Acids

Protein & Aminos

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)

Essential Aminos


Non-essential Aminos

Methionine + Cystine† ~
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine† ~
* Amino acid RDI's are based on the World Health Organization's recommended daily intake for an adult human weighing 70 kg (154.3 pounds). "Protein and amino acid requirements in human nutrition". WHO Press, page 150.

† The World Health Organization provides a single recommended daily intake for the combinations of Methionine and Cysteine and the combination of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine.

Arginine, Cystine and Tyrosine are required by infants and growing children and we have therefore included them in the list of essential amino acids. [Imura K, Okada A (1998). "Amino acid metabolism in pediatric patients"]

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Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. A complete protein contains all essential amino acids. We are currently compiling pages describing the benefits of nutrients and recently wrote about the benefits of Arginine. We only have basic data on the amount of protein contained in Spices, turmeric, ground and not the breakdown of amino acid content.

Carbohydrate Content


Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
Total Carbohydrates4.41524g1%
Dietary Fiber1.4348g6%
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6.8g (0.24 oz) grams of Spices, turmeric, ground contains 4.41524 grams of carbohydrates which is 1% of your recommended daily carbohydrate intake acording to the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for a 2000 calorie diet. The table below shows how much this food contributes to your recommended daily intake for different total daily calories consumed.

Percent of your daily carbohydrates that 6.8 grams of Spices, turmeric, ground contributes

Fats and Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids & Fat

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
Total Fat0.67184g1%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.032776g
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids0.115192g
Total Trans Fatty Acids~
Total Trans-monoenoic Fatty Acids~
Total Trans-polyenoic Fatty Acids~

Total Saturated Fats (Bad Fats)

Arachidic Acid   [Eicosanoic Acid]~
Behenic Acid   [Docosanoic Acid]~
Butyric Acid   [Butanoic Acid]0g
Capric Acid   [Decanoic Acid]0.020332g
Caproic Acid   [Hexanoic Acid]0g
Caprylic Acid   [Octanoic Acid]0.0068g
Lauric Acid   [Dodecanoic Acid]0.037264g
Lignoceric Acid   [Tetracosanoic Acid]~
Margaric Acid   [Heptadecanoic Acid]~
Myristic Acid   [Tetradecanoic Acid]0.016932g
Palmitic Acid   [Hexadecanoic Acid]0.115124g
Pentadecanoic Acid   [Pentadecanoic Acid]~
Stearic Acid   [Octadecanoic Acid]0.015776g
Tridecanoic Acid   [Tridecanoic Acid]~

Total Monounsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

16:1 c~
16:1 t~
18:1 c~
18:1 t~
18:1-11t (18:1t n-7)~
22:1 c~
22:1 t~
Erucic Acid   [Docosenoic Acid]0g
Gadoleic Acid   [Eicosenoic Acid]0g
Heptadecenoic Acid   [Heptadecenoic Acid]~
Myristoleic Acid   [Tetradecenoic Acid]~
Nervonic Acid   [Cis-Tetracosenoic Acid]~
Oleic Acid   [Octadecenoic Acid]0.11288g
Palmitoleic Acid   [Hexadecenoic Acid]0g
Pentadecenoic Acid   [Pentadecenoic Acid]~

Total Polyunsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

18:2 CLAs~
18:2 i~
18:2 n-6 c,c~
18:2 t not further defined~
18:2 t,t~
20:3 n-3~
20:3 n-6~
20:4 n-6~
Alpha-Linolenic Acid~
Arachidonic Acid   [Eicosatetraenoic Acid]0g
Clupanodonic Acid   [Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)]0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   [Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)]0g
Eicosadienoic Acid   [Eicosadienoic Acid]~
Eicosatrienoic Acid   [Eicosatrienoic Acid]~
Gamma-Linolenic Acid   [Gamma-Linolenic Acid]~
Linoleic Acid   [Octadecadienoic Acid]0.115192g
Linolenic Acid   [Octadecatrienoic Acid]0.032776g
Parinaric Acid   [Octadecatetraenoic Acid]0g
Timnodonic Acid   [Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)]0g
The common name for each fatty acid is shown with the systematic name in square parentheses.

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The chart below shows good fats in Spices, turmeric, ground in relation to bad fats. Read more about each type of fat and fatty acid below.
Good Fat and Bad Fat comparison for 6.8 grams of Spices, turmeric, ground
Polyunsaturated Fats: Polyunsaturated fat can be found mostly in nuts, seeds, fish, algae, leafy greens, and krill. Whole food sources are always best, as processing and heating may damage polyunsaturated fats.

Monounsaturated Fats: Foods containing monounsaturated fats reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, while possibly increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. ["You Can Control Your Cholesterol: A Guide to Low-Cholesterol Living". Merck & Co. Inc.]

Trans Fatty Acids: The National Academy of Sciences has concluded there is no safe level of trans fat consumption. This is because any incremental increase in trans fat intake increases the risk of coronary heart disease. [Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academies Press. p. 504]

Saturated Fats: Consumption of saturated fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the view of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand and the World Heart Federation.

In children, consumption of monounsaturated oils is associated with healthier serum lipid profiles (a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.). ["A cross-sectional study of dietary habits and lipid profiles. The Rivas-Vaciamadrid study". Eur. J. Pediatr.].

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, fish and seafood have been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks. [National Institute of Health (August 1, 2005). "Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid"].

Omega-6 fatty acids in sunflower oil and safflower oil may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. [Willett WC (September 2007). "The role of dietary n-6 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease". Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine].

In one study, Omega-3 fatty acids reduced prostate tumor growth, slowed histopathological progression, and increased survival. [Mihelin M, Trontelj JV, Stålberg E (August 1991). "Muscle fiber recovery functions studied with double pulse stimulation". Muscle & Nerve 1].

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that High levels of docosahexaenoic acid were associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. [Pala V, Krogh V, Muti P, et al. (July 2001). "Erythrocyte membrane fatty acids and subsequent breast cancer: a prospective Italian study". Journal of the National Cancer Institute 93]

Other Nutrients

Other Nutrients

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (6.8g or 0.2 oz)
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Diet and Weight Loss Scores

The United States Food and Drug Administration allows the following claims to be made by manufacturers of Spices, turmeric, ground:

Spices, turmeric, ground is an excellent source of Manganese. This means that the food contains 20% or more of your RDI for these nutrients.

Spices, turmeric, ground is a good source of Iron. This means that the food contains 10% or more of your RDI for these nutrients.

Diet or Weight Loss Program Score out of 100
(higher is better)
Higher Fiber, Low Fat Diet (e.g. Weight Watchers) 100
Athletic Diet - Low Fat, High Protein and Carbs 33
Low Fat Diet (e.g. Jenny Craig) 7
Low Carb Diet (e.g. Atkins Diet) 0
Low Cholesterol Diet 94
Low Sodium Diet 99
Low Glycemic Index Diet (e.g. South Beach Diet) 42
Low Protein Diet 95
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How long will it take to burn 24 calories and lose weight

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. The table below shows how long you need to perform various types of exercise to burn the 24 calories contained in 6.8g (0.24 oz)g of Spices, turmeric, ground. The calorie burn rates for each exercise are included and are based on the US Department of Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Amount of Moderate Exercise to burn 24 calories
Stretching8 mins(180 cal/hr)
Walking (3.5 mph)5 mins(280 cal/hr)
Bicycling (<10 mph)5 mins(290 cal/hr)
Dancing4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Light gardening/yard work4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Golf (walking and carrying clubs)4 mins(330 cal/hr)
Hiking4 mins(370 cal/hr)
Amount of Vigorous exercise to burn 24 calories
Weight lifting (vigorous effort)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Heavy yard work (chopping wood)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Basketball (vigorous)3 mins(440 cal/hr)
Walking (4.5 mph)3 mins(460 cal/hr)
Aerobics3 mins(480 cal/hr)
Swimming (slow freestyle laps)3 mins(510 cal/hr)
Running/jogging (5 mph)2 mins(590 cal/hr)
Bicycling (>10 mph)2 mins(590 cal/hr)
Exercise profile for 6.8g (0.24 oz) of Spices, turmeric, ground

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