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Cinnamon vs. Caraway spice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cinnamon and Caraway spice

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium, however, Caraway spice is higher in Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 703% more than Caraway spice.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, caraway seed.

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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 +45.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Contains more Manganese +1243.5%
Contains more Iron +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +787.5%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +168.4%
Contains more Selenium +290.3%
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 207% 609% 185% 244% 120% 3% 150% 304% 170% 66%
Contains more Calcium +45.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Contains more Manganese +1243.5%
Contains more Iron +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +330%
Contains more Phosphorus +787.5%
Contains more Potassium +213.5%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +168.4%
Contains more Selenium +290.3%

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 K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1640.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +824.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +124.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 6% 78%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 22% 50% 0% 70% 96% 88% 68% 0% 84% 8% 0% 14% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1640.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +824.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +124.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +61.5%
Contains more Protein +395.5%
Contains more Fats +1076.6%
Contains more Other +63.1%
Equal in Water - 9.87
4% 81% 11% 4%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 1.24 g
Carbs: 80.59 g
Water: 10.58 g
Other: 3.6 g
20% 15% 50% 10% 6%
Protein: 19.77 g
Fats: 14.59 g
Carbs: 49.9 g
Water: 9.87 g
Other: 5.87 g
Contains more Carbs +61.5%
Contains more Protein +395.5%
Contains more Fats +1076.6%
Contains more Other +63.1%
Equal in Water - 9.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2796.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4711.8%
52% 37% 10%
Saturated Fat: 0.345 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.068 g
6% 65% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.62 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.125 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.272 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2796.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4711.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cinnamon Caraway spice
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 Caraway spice Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 11.9g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 19.77g Caraway spice
Fats 1.24g 14.59g Caraway spice
Carbs 80.59g 49.9g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 333kcal Caraway spice
Fructose 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 0.64g Caraway spice
Fiber 53.1g 38g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 689mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 16.23mg Caraway spice
Magnesium 60mg 258mg Caraway spice
Phosphorus 64mg 568mg Caraway spice
Potassium 431mg 1351mg Caraway spice
Sodium 10mg 17mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 5.5mg Caraway spice
Copper 0.339mg 0.91mg Caraway spice
Manganese 17.466mg 1.3mg Cinnamon
Selenium 3.1µg 12.1µg Caraway spice
Vitamin A 295IU 363IU Caraway spice
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 18µg Caraway spice
Vitamin E 2.32mg 2.5mg Caraway spice
Vitamin C 3.8mg 21mg Caraway spice
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.383mg Caraway spice
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.379mg Caraway spice
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 3.606mg Caraway spice
Vitamin B5 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.36mg Caraway spice
Folate 6µg 10µg Caraway spice
Choline 11mg 24.7mg Caraway spice
Vitamin K 31.2µg 0µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.244mg Caraway spice
Threonine 0.136mg 0.756mg Caraway spice
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.826mg Caraway spice
Leucine 0.253mg 1.218mg Caraway spice
Lysine 0.243mg 1.031mg Caraway spice
Methionine 0.078mg 0.361mg Caraway spice
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.867mg Caraway spice
Valine 0.224mg 1.037mg Caraway spice
Histidine 0.117mg 0.55mg Caraway spice
Saturated Fat 0.345g 0.62g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 7.125g Caraway spice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 3.272g Caraway spice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Caraway spice
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
20%
Cinnamon
38%
Caraway spice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
318%
Cinnamon
205%
Caraway spice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.275g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Caraway spice
Caraway spice is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caraway spice
Caraway spice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Caraway spice
Caraway spice is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caraway spice
Caraway spice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caraway spice
Caraway spice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/nutrients
  2. Caraway spice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170918/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.