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Chocolate vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chocolate and Cinnamon

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, however Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B12.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 698% more.
  • Chocolate contains 54 times more Saturated Fat than Cinnamon. Chocolate contains 18.519g of Saturated Fat, while Cinnamon contains 0.345g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids 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 Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Zinc - 1.83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Zinc - 1.83

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 B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +490%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +490%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.2%

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.
Chocolate Cinnamon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 27.49g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 3.99g Chocolate
Fats 31.28g 1.24g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 546kcal 247kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 0g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 47.9g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 7g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 56mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.02mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 146mg 60mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 64mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 431mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 2.01mg 1.83mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.339mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.54mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.022mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.041mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 1.332mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.158mg Cinnamon
Folate µg 6µg Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan mg 0.049mg Cinnamon
Threonine mg 0.136mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Leucine mg 0.253mg Cinnamon
Lysine mg 0.243mg Cinnamon
Methionine mg 0.078mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Valine mg 0.224mg Cinnamon
Histidine mg 0.117mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0.112g 0g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 18.519g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 0.246g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 0.068g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
10
Chocolate
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
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
29%
Chocolate
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
144%
Chocolate
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.174g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.