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Curry powder vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Curry powder and Cinnamon

  • Curry powder has more Vitamin E , Iron, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, and Calcium.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 399% more than Curry powder.
  • Cinnamon contains 13 times less Selenium than Curry powder. Curry powder contains 40.3µg of Selenium, while Cinnamon contains 3.1µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, curry powder 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 Iron +129.6%
Contains more Potassium +171.5%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Copper +254%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +473.4%
Contains more Calcium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Potassium +171.5%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Copper +254%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +473.4%
Contains more Calcium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%

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 E +987.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +219.9%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
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 E +987.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +219.9%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.5%

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
87
Curry powder
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
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
86%
Curry powder
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
65%
Curry powder
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.
Curry powder Cinnamon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Curry powder Cinnamon
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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 glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Curry powder
Curry powder is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.303g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Curry powder Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 325 247 Curry powder
Protein 14.29 3.99 Curry powder
Fats 14.01 1.24 Curry powder
Vitamin C 0.7 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 55.83 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 19.1 8.32 Curry powder
Calcium 525 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 1170 431 Curry powder
Magnesium 255 60 Curry powder
Sugar 2.76 2.17 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.2 53.1 Curry powder
Copper 1.2 0.339 Curry powder
Zinc 4.7 1.83 Curry powder
Starch
Phosphorus 367 64 Curry powder
Sodium 52 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 19 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 25.24 2.32 Curry powder
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.176 0.022 Curry powder
Vitamin B2 0.2 0.041 Curry powder
Vitamin B3 3.26 1.332 Curry powder
Vitamin B5 1.07 0.358 Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.105 0.158 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 99.8 31.2 Curry powder
Folate 56 6 Curry powder
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.648 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782 0.246 Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056 0.068 Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.11 0.049 Curry powder
Threonine 0.35 0.136 Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63 0.146 Curry powder
Leucine 0.89 0.253 Curry powder
Lysine 0.7 0.243 Curry powder
Methionine 0.19 0.078 Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.146 Curry powder
Valine 0.75 0.224 Curry powder
Histidine 0.29 0.117 Curry powder
Fructose 0.79 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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.