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Allspice vs. Cinnamon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Allspice and Cinnamon

  • Allspice is higher in Vitamin C, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3, however, Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 631% higher.
  • Allspice has 10 times more Vitamin C than Cinnamon. While Allspice has 39.2mg of Vitamin C, Cinnamon has only 3.8mg.
  • Cinnamon has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, allspice, ground and Spices, cinnamon, ground.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Manganese +493.5%
Contains more Selenium +14.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 199% 265% 97% 49% 93% 11% 28% 185% 384% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114% 2279% 17%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Manganese +493.5%
Contains more Selenium +14.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +359.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 33% 0% 0% 131% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 6% 78%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +359.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +500%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +52.6%
Contains more Fats +600.8%
Contains more Other +28.9%
Contains more Carbs +11.7%
Contains more Water +25.1%
6% 9% 72% 8% 5%
Protein: 6.09 g
Fats: 8.69 g
Carbs: 72.12 g
Water: 8.46 g
Other: 4.64 g
4% 81% 11% 4%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 1.24 g
Carbs: 80.59 g
Water: 10.58 g
Other: 3.6 g
Contains more Protein +52.6%
Contains more Fats +600.8%
Contains more Other +28.9%
Contains more Carbs +11.7%
Contains more Water +25.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +168.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3370.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.5%
46% 12% 42%
Saturated Fat: 2.55 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.36 g
52% 37% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +168.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3370.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Allspice Cinnamon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Allspice Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 50.52g 27.49g Allspice
Protein 6.09g 3.99g Allspice
Fats 8.69g 1.24g Allspice
Carbs 72.12g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 263kcal 247kcal Allspice
Fructose 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g Allspice
Fiber 21.6g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 661mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 7.06mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 135mg 60mg Allspice
Phosphorus 113mg 64mg Allspice
Potassium 1044mg 431mg Allspice
Sodium 77mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.01mg 1.83mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.553mg 0.339mg Allspice
Manganese 2.943mg 17.466mg Cinnamon
Selenium 2.7µg 3.1µg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 540IU 295IU Allspice
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 15µg Allspice
Vitamin E 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 39.2mg 3.8mg Allspice
Vitamin B1 0.101mg 0.022mg Allspice
Vitamin B2 0.063mg 0.041mg Allspice
Vitamin B3 2.86mg 1.332mg Allspice
Vitamin B5 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.158mg Allspice
Folate 36µg 6µg Allspice
Choline 11mg Cinnamon
Vitamin K 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146mg Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253mg Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243mg Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.224mg Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117mg Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 2.55g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.66g 0.246g Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 2.36g 0.068g Allspice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Allspice Cinnamon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Allspice
20%
Cinnamon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
132%
Allspice
318%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.205g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/nutrients
  2. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.