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Cumin vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cumin and Cinnamon

  • Cumin has more Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin B2, however Cinnamon has more Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 726% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 29 times less Vitamin B1 than Cumin. Cumin has 0.628mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon has 0.022mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, cumin seed 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
Cumin
6
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Contains more Iron +697.6%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Calcium - 1002
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Iron +697.6%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Calcium - 1002

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
Cumin
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +697.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +477.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
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 A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +697.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +477.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 27.49g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 3.99g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 1.24g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 375kcal 247kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.25g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 10.5g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 931mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 66.36mg 8.32mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 60mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 64mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 431mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 4.8mg 1.83mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.339mg Cumin
Vitamin A 1270IU 295IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 2.32mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 3.8mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.022mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.041mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.332mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.158mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 6µg Cumin
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg 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 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.246g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.068g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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
51
Cumin
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
103%
Cumin
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 158mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.19g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.