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Fenugreek vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fenugreek and Cinnamon different?

  • Fenugreek is higher in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, however Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 706% higher.
  • Fenugreek contains 15 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. While Fenugreek contains 0.322mg of Vitamin B1, Cinnamon contains only 0.022mg.

Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, cinnamon, ground are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +303%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +218.3%
Contains more Copper +227.4%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Calcium +469.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1258% 53% 68% 137% 370% 69% 127% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +303%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Magnesium +218.3%
Contains more Copper +227.4%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Calcium +469.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%

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 +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +792.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.7%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 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 B1 +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +792.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.7%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.7%

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
33
Fenugreek
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
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
138%
Fenugreek
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
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.
Fenugreek 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

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Fenugreek Cinnamon
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 Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.115g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 323 247 Fenugreek
Protein 23 3.99 Fenugreek
Fats 6.41 1.24 Fenugreek
Vitamin C 3 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 58.35 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 33.53 8.32 Fenugreek
Calcium 176 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 770 431 Fenugreek
Magnesium 191 60 Fenugreek
Sugar 2.17 Fenugreek
Fiber 24.6 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 1.11 0.339 Fenugreek
Zinc 2.5 1.83 Fenugreek
Starch
Phosphorus 296 64 Fenugreek
Sodium 67 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 60 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.322 0.022 Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.366 0.041 Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64 1.332 Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.6 0.158 Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 57 6 Fenugreek
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.46 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.391 0.049 Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898 0.136 Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241 0.146 Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757 0.253 Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684 0.243 Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338 0.078 Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089 0.146 Fenugreek
Valine 1.102 0.224 Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668 0.117 Fenugreek
Fructose 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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.