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Seed vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Seed and Cinnamon?

  • Seed is richer in Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, yet Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 641% higher.
  • Seed has 28 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. Seed has 0.62mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon has 0.022mg.

We used Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Spices, cinnamon, ground types in this comparison.

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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
Seed
4
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Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Potassium - 431
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Potassium - 431

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
Seed
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%

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.
Seed Cinnamon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 27.49g Cinnamon
Protein 16.54g 3.99g Seed
Fats 30.74g 1.24g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 486kcal 247kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar g 2.17g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 631mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 7.72mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 335mg 60mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 64mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 431mg Cinnamon
Sodium 16mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 4.58mg 1.83mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.339mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.5mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.022mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.041mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 1.332mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.158mg Cinnamon
Folate 49µg 6µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.049mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.136mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.146mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 0.253mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg 0.243mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg 0.078mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.146mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg 0.224mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.117mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.246g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.068g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
142%
Seed
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.985g)
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.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.