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Fennel seeds vs. Cinnamon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fennel seeds and Cinnamon different?

  • Fennel seeds are richer in Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily need of Manganese 475% more than Fennel seeds.
  • Fennel seeds contain 19 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. Fennel seeds contain 0.408mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon contains 0.022mg.

Spices, fennel seed and Spices, cinnamon, ground types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +122.8%
Contains more Magnesium +541.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +660.9%
Contains more Potassium +293%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains more Copper +214.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Manganese +167.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 359% 696% 275% 209% 150% 12% 101% 356% 853% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114% 2279% 17%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +122.8%
Contains more Magnesium +541.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +660.9%
Contains more Potassium +293%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains more Copper +214.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Manganese +167.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +761%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +118.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 70% 102% 82% 114% 0% 109% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 6% 78%
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +761%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +118.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +296%
Contains more Fats +1099.2%
Contains more Other +128.6%
Contains more Carbs +54.1%
Contains more Water +20.1%
16% 15% 52% 9% 8%
Protein: 15.8 g
Fats: 14.87 g
Carbs: 52.29 g
Water: 8.81 g
Other: 8.23 g
4% 81% 11% 4%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 1.24 g
Carbs: 80.59 g
Water: 10.58 g
Other: 3.6 g
Contains more Protein +296%
Contains more Fats +1099.2%
Contains more Other +128.6%
Contains more Carbs +54.1%
Contains more Water +20.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3928.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2385.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.1%
4% 82% 14%
Saturated Fat: 0.48 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.69 g
52% 37% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3928.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2385.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fennel seeds Cinnamon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fennel seeds Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 12.49g 27.49g Cinnamon
Protein 15.8g 3.99g Fennel seeds
Fats 14.87g 1.24g Fennel seeds
Carbs 52.29g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 345kcal 247kcal Fennel seeds
Fructose 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g Fennel seeds
Fiber 39.8g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 1196mg 1002mg Fennel seeds
Iron 18.54mg 8.32mg Fennel seeds
Magnesium 385mg 60mg Fennel seeds
Phosphorus 487mg 64mg Fennel seeds
Potassium 1694mg 431mg Fennel seeds
Sodium 88mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 3.7mg 1.83mg Fennel seeds
Copper 1.067mg 0.339mg Fennel seeds
Manganese 6.533mg 17.466mg Cinnamon
Selenium 3.1µg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 135IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 15µg Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 21mg 3.8mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B1 0.408mg 0.022mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B2 0.353mg 0.041mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B3 6.05mg 1.332mg Fennel seeds
Vitamin B5 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.47mg 0.158mg Fennel seeds
Folate 6µg Cinnamon
Choline 11mg Cinnamon
Vitamin K 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.049mg Fennel seeds
Threonine 0.602mg 0.136mg Fennel seeds
Isoleucine 0.695mg 0.146mg Fennel seeds
Leucine 0.996mg 0.253mg Fennel seeds
Lysine 0.758mg 0.243mg Fennel seeds
Methionine 0.301mg 0.078mg Fennel seeds
Phenylalanine 0.647mg 0.146mg Fennel seeds
Valine 0.915mg 0.224mg Fennel seeds
Histidine 0.331mg 0.117mg Fennel seeds
Saturated Fat 0.48g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 9.91g 0.246g Fennel seeds
Polyunsaturated fat 1.69g 0.068g Fennel seeds
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fennel seeds Cinnamon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Fennel seeds
20%
Cinnamon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
301%
Fennel seeds
318%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fennel seeds
Fennel seeds is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 78mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.135g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fennel seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171323/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.