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Cinnamon vs. Black pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cinnamon and Black pepper

  • Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium, while Black pepper is higher in Vitamin K, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 205% more than Black pepper.
  • Cinnamon has 2 times more Calcium than Black pepper. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Black pepper has 443mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, pepper, black.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +37%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Phosphorus +146.9%
Contains more Potassium +208.4%
Contains more Copper +292.3%
Contains more Selenium +58.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114% 2279% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444% 1664% 27%
Contains more Calcium +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +37%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Phosphorus +146.9%
Contains more Potassium +208.4%
Contains more Copper +292.3%
Contains more Selenium +58.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +339%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +424.7%
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% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +339%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +424.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +26%
Contains more Protein +160.4%
Contains more Fats +162.9%
Contains more Water +17.8%
Contains more Other +176.1%
4% 81% 11% 4%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 1.24 g
Carbs: 80.59 g
Water: 10.58 g
Other: 3.6 g
10% 3% 64% 12% 10%
Protein: 10.39 g
Fats: 3.26 g
Carbs: 63.95 g
Water: 12.46 g
Other: 9.94 g
Contains more Carbs +26%
Contains more Protein +160.4%
Contains more Fats +162.9%
Contains more Water +17.8%
Contains more Other +176.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1367.6%
52% 37% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g
44% 24% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.392 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.739 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.998 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +200.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1367.6%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +333.3%
Contains more Fructose +382.6%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Equal in Sucrose - 0.02
48% 51%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.02 g
Glucose: 1.04 g
Fructose: 1.11 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
3% 38% 36% 23%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.02 g
Glucose: 0.24 g
Fructose: 0.23 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.15 g
Contains more Glucose +333.3%
Contains more Fructose +382.6%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Equal in Sucrose - 0.02

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cinnamon Black pepper
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 3.99g 10.39g Black pepper
Fats 1.24g 3.26g Black pepper
Carbs 80.59g 63.95g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 251kcal Black pepper
Fructose 1.11g 0.23g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 0.64g Black pepper
Fiber 53.1g 25.3g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 443mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 9.71mg Black pepper
Magnesium 60mg 171mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 64mg 158mg Black pepper
Potassium 431mg 1329mg Black pepper
Sodium 10mg 20mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 1.19mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.339mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Manganese 17.466mg 12.753mg Cinnamon
Selenium 3.1µg 4.9µg Black pepper
Vitamin A 295IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 27µg Black pepper
Vitamin E 2.32mg 1.04mg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.108mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.18mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 1.143mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.291mg Black pepper
Folate 6µg 17µg Black pepper
Vitamin K 31.2µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.136mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine 0.253mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.243mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.078mg 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine 0.224mg 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.117mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Saturated Fat 0.345g 1.392g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 0.998g Black pepper
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g 0.152g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Black pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Cinnamon
60%
Black pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
318%
Cinnamon
297%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.047g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Black pepper
Black pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.