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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
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Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Zinc - 1.83
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 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 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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 546 247 Chocolate
Protein 4.88 3.99 Chocolate
Fats 31.28 1.24 Chocolate
Vitamin C 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 61.17 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 8 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 Cinnamon
Iron 8.02 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 56 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 559 431 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 60 Chocolate
Sugar 47.9 2.17 Cinnamon
Fiber 7 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 1.028 0.339 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 1.83 Chocolate
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Phosphorus 206 64 Chocolate
Sodium 24 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 50 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.54 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.022 Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.041 Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725 1.332 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.158 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0.23 0 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 6 Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0.112 0 Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 18.519 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 0.246 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 0.068 Chocolate
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 0 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. 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.