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Bay leaf vs. Cinnamon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bay leaf and Cinnamon

  • Bay leaf has more Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however, Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Bay leaf is 434% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 30 times less Folate than Bay leaf. Bay leaf has 180µg of Folate, while Cinnamon has 6µg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, bay leaf 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 Iron +416.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Calcium +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Contains more Manganese +113.9%
Contains more Selenium +10.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114% 2279% 17%
Contains more Iron +416.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Calcium +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Contains more Manganese +113.9%
Contains more Selenium +10.7%

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 +1996.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +926.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1001.3%
Contains more Folate +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 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 +1996.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +926.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1001.3%
Contains more Folate +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +90.7%
Contains more Fats +574.2%
Contains more Water +94.5%
Equal in Carbs - 80.59
Equal in Other - 3.6
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 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 +90.7%
Contains more Fats +574.2%
Contains more Water +94.5%
Equal in Carbs - 80.59
Equal in Other - 3.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +566.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3267.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
52% 37% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +566.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3267.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bay leaf 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 minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 27.49g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 3.99g Bay leaf
Fats 8.36g 1.24g Bay leaf
Carbs 74.97g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 313kcal 247kcal Bay leaf
Fructose 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 834mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 43mg 8.32mg Bay leaf
Magnesium 120mg 60mg Bay leaf
Phosphorus 113mg 64mg Bay leaf
Potassium 529mg 431mg Bay leaf
Sodium 23mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 3.7mg 1.83mg Bay leaf
Copper 0.416mg 0.339mg Bay leaf
Manganese 8.167mg 17.466mg Cinnamon
Selenium 2.8µg 3.1µg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 6185IU 295IU Bay leaf
Vitamin A RAE 309µg 15µg Bay leaf
Vitamin E 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 46.5mg 3.8mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.022mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.041mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg 1.332mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B5 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 1.74mg 0.158mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg 6µg Bay leaf
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 2.28g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g 0.246g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g 0.068g Bay leaf
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bay leaf 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
92%
Bay leaf
20%
Cinnamon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
318%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.935g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/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.