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Nutmeg vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 25.595g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sugars (difference - 0.82g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Nutmeg Cinnamon
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nutmeg Cinnamon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Nutmeg
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
67
Nutmeg
79
Cinnamon

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Nutmeg
4
:
Contains more Magnesium +205%
Contains more Copper +202.9%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.8%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Calcium +444.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +205%
Contains more Copper +202.9%
Contains more Zinc +17.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +232.8%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Calcium +444.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Nutmeg
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +189.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.158
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +189.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.158

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
35%
Nutmeg
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
49%
Nutmeg
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
168%
Nutmeg
6%
Cinnamon

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Nutmeg Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 525 247 Nutmeg
Protein 5.84 3.99 Nutmeg
Fats 36.31 1.24 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 3 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 49.29 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.04 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 184 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 350 431 Cinnamon
Magnesium 183 60 Nutmeg
Sugars 2.99 2.17 Nutmeg
Fiber 20.8 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 1.027 0.339 Nutmeg
Zinc 2.15 1.83 Nutmeg
Starch
Phosphorus 213 64 Nutmeg
Sodium 16 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 102 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.346 0.022 Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.057 0.041 Nutmeg
Vitamin B3 1.299 1.332 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.158 Nutmeg
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 31.2 Cinnamon
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 25.94 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 3.22 0.246 Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 0.35 0.068 Nutmeg
Tryptophan 0.049 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 Cinnamon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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