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Saffron vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Saffron and Cinnamon?

  • Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Folate, yet Cinnamon is higher in Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 476% more.
  • Saffron has 21 times more Vitamin C than Cinnamon. While Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, Cinnamon has only 3.8mg.

We used Spices, saffron and Spices, cinnamon, ground types 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 +33.4%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +340%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Calcium +802.7%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.339
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +340%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Calcium +802.7%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.339

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 C +2026.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +551.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +539.2%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 270% 32% 0% 0% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 0% 0% 70%
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 C +2026.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +551.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +539.2%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332

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
60
Saffron
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
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
69%
Saffron
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
27%
Saffron
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.
Saffron Cinnamon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Saffron 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?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.241g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 310 247 Saffron
Protein 11.43 3.99 Saffron
Fats 5.85 1.24 Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8 3.8 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 8.32 Saffron
Calcium 111 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 1724 431 Saffron
Magnesium 264 60 Saffron
Sugar 2.17 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.328 0.339 Cinnamon
Zinc 1.09 1.83 Cinnamon
Starch
Phosphorus 252 64 Saffron
Sodium 148 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 530 295 Saffron
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.022 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.041 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 1.332 Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.158 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 93 6 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0.246 Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0.068 Saffron
Tryptophan 0.049 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 Cinnamon
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. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/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.