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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
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Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 265% 199% 93% 97% 185% 28% 49% 11%
Contains more Iron +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +63.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.6%

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

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Cinnamon Allspice
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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