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Cinnamon roll vs Focaccia - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cinnamon roll and Focaccia?

  • Cinnamon roll is higher in Calcium, and Vitamin K, yet Focaccia is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Cinnamon roll's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 59% more.
  • Cinnamon roll has 5 times more Calcium than Focaccia. While Cinnamon roll has 183mg of Calcium, Focaccia has only 35mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Focaccia is lower.

We used Cinnamon buns, frosted (includes honey buns) and Focaccia, Italian flatbread, plain types in this article.

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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 Calcium +422.9%
Contains less Sodium -45.6%
Contains more Iron +130.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 128
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 52% 55% 9% 10% 21% 15% 57% 40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 11% 11% 15% 31% 37% 55% 74%
Contains more Calcium +422.9%
Contains less Sodium -45.6%
Contains more Iron +130.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 128

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 1% 23% 0% 53% 32% 46% 21% 9% 20% 38% 54%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 29% 0% 118% 70% 69% 39% 27% 0% 15% 104%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 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
25
Cinnamon roll
39
Focaccia
Mineral Summary Score
32
Cinnamon roll
43
Focaccia

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
27%
Cinnamon roll
53%
Focaccia
Carbohydrates
49%
Cinnamon roll
36%
Focaccia
Fats
123%
Cinnamon roll
36%
Focaccia

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

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Cinnamon roll Focaccia
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Focaccia
Focaccia is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Focaccia
Focaccia is lower in Sugar (difference - 23.95g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Focaccia
Focaccia is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.772g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Focaccia
Focaccia is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Focaccia
Focaccia is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon roll
Cinnamon roll contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cinnamon roll
Cinnamon roll is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon roll Focaccia Opinion
Calories 452 249 Cinnamon roll
Protein 4.45 8.77 Focaccia
Fats 26.61 7.89 Cinnamon roll
Vitamin C 0.3 0 Cinnamon roll
Net carbs 47.400001525878906 34.02000045776367 Cinnamon roll
Carbs 48.6 35.82 Cinnamon roll
Cholesterol 5 0 Focaccia
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.37 3.16 Focaccia
Calcium 183 35 Cinnamon roll
Potassium 102 114 Focaccia
Magnesium 14 20 Focaccia
Sugar 25.7 1.75 Focaccia
Fiber 1.2 1.8 Focaccia
Copper 0.062 0.091 Focaccia
Zinc 0.53 1.33 Focaccia
Starch 16.39 Cinnamon roll
Phosphorus 131 128 Cinnamon roll
Sodium 305 561 Cinnamon roll
Vitamin A 2 2
Vitamin E 1.15 1.42 Focaccia
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.211 0.47 Focaccia
Vitamin B2 0.138 0.301 Focaccia
Vitamin B3 2.404 3.67 Focaccia
Vitamin B5 0.337 0.645 Focaccia
Vitamin B6 0.038 0.113 Focaccia
Vitamin B12 0.16 0 Cinnamon roll
Vitamin K 15.2 5.7 Cinnamon roll
Folate 72 138 Focaccia
Trans Fat 0.295 0 Focaccia
Saturated Fat 12.649 0.877 Focaccia
Monounsaturated Fat 8.723 5.67 Cinnamon roll
Polyunsaturated fat 3.676 0.994 Cinnamon roll
Tryptophan 0.068 Cinnamon roll
Threonine 0.176 Cinnamon roll
Isoleucine 0.226 Cinnamon roll
Leucine 0.41 Cinnamon roll
Lysine 0.215 Cinnamon roll
Methionine 0.104 Cinnamon roll
Phenylalanine 0.264 Cinnamon roll
Valine 0.255 Cinnamon roll
Histidine 0.126 Cinnamon roll
Fructose 1.11 Cinnamon roll

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. Cinnamon roll - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167940/nutrients
  2. Focaccia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167945/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.