Foodstruct
Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart

Cardamom vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Cardamom and Cinnamon?

  • Cardamom is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, yet Cinnamon is richer in Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 458% higher.
  • Cardamom has 9 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. Cardamom has 0.198mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon has 0.022mg.

We used Spices, cardamom and Spices, cinnamon, ground types in this comparison.

Infographic

Cardamom vs Cinnamon infographic
Copy infographic link

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 Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.6%
Contains more Magnesium +281.7%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +308.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.1%
Contains more Calcium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.6%
Contains more Magnesium +281.7%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +308.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.1%
Contains more Calcium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
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 +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.9%

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
20
Cardamom
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
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
65%
Cardamom
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
31%
Cardamom
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.
Cardamom Cinnamon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

People also compare

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardamom
Cardamom is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Cardamom Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 311 247 Cardamom
Protein 10.76 3.99 Cardamom
Fats 6.7 1.24 Cardamom
Vitamin C 21 3.8 Cardamom
Carbs 68.47 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.97 8.32 Cardamom
Calcium 383 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 1119 431 Cardamom
Magnesium 229 60 Cardamom
Sugar 2.17 Cardamom
Fiber 28 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.383 0.339 Cardamom
Zinc 7.47 1.83 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 178 64 Cardamom
Sodium 18 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 0 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.198 0.022 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.041 Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.102 1.332 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.158 Cardamom
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 6 Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.68 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 0.246 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43 0.068 Cardamom
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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.