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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 265% 199% 93% 97% 185% 28% 49% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains less Sodium -87%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 131% 33% 0% 0% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 0% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 18% 47% 0% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 0% 78% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.1%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Allspice
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
115
Allspice
111
Cinnamon

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 food.
Protein
37%
Allspice
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
72%
Allspice
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
40%
Allspice
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 is richer in vitamins?
Allspice
Allspice is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Allspice Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 263 247 Allspice
Protein 6.09 3.99 Allspice
Fats 8.69 1.24 Allspice
Vitamin C 39.2 3.8 Allspice
Carbs 72.12 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.06 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 661 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 1044 431 Allspice
Magnesium 135 60 Allspice
Sugar 2.17 Allspice
Fiber 21.6 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.553 0.339 Allspice
Zinc 1.01 1.83 Cinnamon
Starch
Phosphorus 113 64 Allspice
Sodium 77 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 540 295 Allspice
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.022 Allspice
Vitamin B2 0.063 0.041 Allspice
Vitamin B3 2.86 1.332 Allspice
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.158 Allspice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 36 6 Allspice
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.55 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.66 0.246 Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 2.36 0.068 Allspice
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
Fructose 1.11 Cinnamon

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods 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.