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Cinnamon vs Allspice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cinnamon and Allspice

  • Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, and Iron, however Allspice is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 631% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 2 times more Fiber than Allspice. While Cinnamon has 53.1g of Fiber, Allspice has only 21.6g.
  • Cinnamon has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, allspice, 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 Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 199% 265% 97% 49% 93% 11% 28% 185%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Copper +63.1%

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 +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +359.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +500%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 0% 0% 131% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 27% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +359.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%
Contains more Folate +500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Allspice Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 50.52g Allspice
Protein 3.99g 6.09g Allspice
Fats 1.24g 8.69g Allspice
Carbs 80.59g 72.12g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 263kcal Allspice
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g g Allspice
Fiber 53.1g 21.6g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 661mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 7.06mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 135mg Allspice
Phosphorus 64mg 113mg Allspice
Potassium 431mg 1044mg Allspice
Sodium 10mg 77mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 1.01mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.339mg 0.553mg Allspice
Vitamin A 295IU 540IU Allspice
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 39.2mg Allspice
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.101mg Allspice
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.063mg Allspice
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 2.86mg Allspice
Vitamin B5 0.358mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.21mg Allspice
Folate 6µg 36µg Allspice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136mg mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253mg mg Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243mg mg Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078mg mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.224mg mg Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117mg mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.345g 2.55g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 0.66g Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 2.36g Allspice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cinnamon Allspice
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
21
Cinnamon
28
Allspice
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
115
Allspice

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
24%
Cinnamon
37%
Allspice
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
72%
Allspice
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
40%
Allspice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.205g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Allspice
Allspice is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/nutrients
  2. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/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.