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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 Magnesium +340%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Calcium +802.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.339
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Iron +33.4%
Contains more Magnesium +340%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +300%
Contains more Calcium +802.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
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 A +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2026.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2026.3%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 27.49g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 3.99g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 1.24g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 310kcal 247kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar g 2.17g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 111mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 11.1mg 8.32mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 60mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 64mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 431mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.09mg 1.83mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.328mg 0.339mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 530IU 295IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 3.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.022mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.041mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 1.332mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.158mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 6µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan mg 0.049mg Cinnamon
Threonine mg 0.136mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Leucine mg 0.253mg Cinnamon
Lysine mg 0.243mg Cinnamon
Methionine mg 0.078mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Valine mg 0.224mg Cinnamon
Histidine mg 0.117mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.246g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.068g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Cinnamon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.