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Sesame vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sesame and Cinnamon

  • Sesame has more Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, while Cinnamon has more Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily need of Manganese 652% more than Sesame.
  • Sesame contains 36 times more Vitamin B1 than Cinnamon. While Sesame contains 0.791mg of Vitamin B1, Cinnamon contains only 0.022mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Equal in Calcium - 1002
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Sodium - 10
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Equal in Calcium - 1002
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Sodium - 10

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
Sesame
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +3495.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +1516.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 +3495.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +1516.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
50
Sesame
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
229%
Sesame
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.
Sesame Cinnamon
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Sesame Cinnamon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.612g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)
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 Sesame Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 573 247 Sesame
Protein 17.73 3.99 Sesame
Fats 49.67 1.24 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 23.45 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 8.32 Sesame
Calcium 975 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 468 431 Sesame
Magnesium 351 60 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 2.17 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 4.082 0.339 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 1.83 Sesame
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Phosphorus 629 64 Sesame
Sodium 11 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 9 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.25 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.022 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.041 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 1.332 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.158 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 97 6 Sesame
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.246 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.068 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.049 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.136 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.146 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.253 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.243 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 0.078 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.146 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.224 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.117 Sesame
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.