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Flax vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Flax and Cinnamon

  • Flax is richer in Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B6, while Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 651% more than Flax.
  • Flax has 75 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. Flax has 1.644mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon has 0.022mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seeds, flaxseed 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
Flax
5
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Contains more Magnesium +553.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +903.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.6%
Contains more Zinc +137.2%
Contains more Copper +259.9%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Magnesium +553.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +903.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.6%
Contains more Zinc +137.2%
Contains more Copper +259.9%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Flax
6
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +7372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
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 +7372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 1.58g 27.49g Cinnamon
Protein 18.29g 3.99g Flax
Fats 42.16g 1.24g Flax
Carbs 28.88g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 534kcal 247kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose 0g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 1.55g 2.17g Flax
Fiber 27.3g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 255mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 5.73mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 392mg 60mg Flax
Phosphorus 642mg 64mg Flax
Potassium 813mg 431mg Flax
Sodium 30mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 4.34mg 1.83mg Flax
Copper 1.22mg 0.339mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.31mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 1.644mg 0.022mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 0.041mg Flax
Vitamin B3 3.08mg 1.332mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985mg 0.358mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473mg 0.158mg Flax
Folate 87µg 6µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.297mg 0.049mg Flax
Threonine 0.766mg 0.136mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.896mg 0.146mg Flax
Leucine 1.235mg 0.253mg Flax
Lysine 0.862mg 0.243mg Flax
Methionine 0.37mg 0.078mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957mg 0.146mg Flax
Valine 1.072mg 0.224mg Flax
Histidine 0.472mg 0.117mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527g 0.246g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73g 0.068g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
63
Flax
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
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
110%
Flax
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
195%
Flax
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.318g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.