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Cinnamon vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cinnamon and Cardamom?

  • Cinnamon is richer in Fiber, and Calcium, yet Cardamom is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cardamom's daily need coverage for Manganese is 458% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 3 times more Calcium than Cardamom. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Cardamom has 383mg.

We used Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, cardamom types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.6%
Contains more Magnesium +281.7%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +308.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Contains more Calcium +161.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Iron +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.6%
Contains more Magnesium +281.7%
Contains more Copper +13%
Contains more Zinc +308.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.1%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%
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 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +452.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.6%

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
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
164
Cardamom

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
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
68%
Cardamom
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
31%
Cardamom

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 Cardamom
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cinnamon Cardamom
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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 - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cardamom
Cardamom is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Cinnamon Cardamom Opinion
Calories 247 311 Cardamom
Protein 3.99 10.76 Cardamom
Fats 1.24 6.7 Cardamom
Vitamin C 3.8 21 Cardamom
Carbs 80.59 68.47 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 13.97 Cardamom
Calcium 1002 383 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 1119 Cardamom
Magnesium 60 229 Cardamom
Sugar 2.17 Cardamom
Fiber 53.1 28 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.383 Cardamom
Zinc 1.83 7.47 Cardamom
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Phosphorus 64 178 Cardamom
Sodium 10 18 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.198 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.182 Cardamom
Vitamin B3 1.332 1.102 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.23 Cardamom
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 6 Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.345 0.68 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 0.87 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 0.43 Cardamom
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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.