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Bran vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bran and Cinnamon

  • Bran has more Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, while Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin K.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily need of Manganese 515% more than Bran.
  • Bran contains 53 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. While Bran contains 1.17mg of Vitamin B1, Cinnamon contains only 0.022mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Oat bran, raw 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
Bran
6
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Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains more Magnesium +291.7%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1046.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +1627.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains more Magnesium +291.7%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1046.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +1627.6%

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
Bran
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +436.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +317.3%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +875%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.158
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
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 +5218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +436.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +317.3%
Contains more Folate +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +875%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.158

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
46
Bran
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
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
104%
Bran
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
32%
Bran
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.
Bran Cinnamon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Bran 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 Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.983g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Bran Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 246 247 Cinnamon
Protein 17.3 3.99 Bran
Fats 7.03 1.24 Bran
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 66.22 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.41 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 58 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 566 431 Bran
Magnesium 235 60 Bran
Sugar 1.45 2.17 Bran
Fiber 15.4 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.403 0.339 Bran
Zinc 3.11 1.83 Bran
Starch
Phosphorus 734 64 Bran
Sodium 4 10 Bran
Vitamin A 0 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 1.01 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.17 0.022 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.041 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.934 1.332 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 1.494 0.358 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.158 Bran
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.2 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 52 6 Bran
Trans Fat 0 Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376 0.246 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766 0.068 Bran
Tryptophan 0.335 0.049 Bran
Threonine 0.502 0.136 Bran
Isoleucine 0.668 0.146 Bran
Leucine 1.374 0.253 Bran
Lysine 0.76 0.243 Bran
Methionine 0.335 0.078 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908 0.146 Bran
Valine 0.964 0.224 Bran
Histidine 0.41 0.117 Bran
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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.