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Cinnamon vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cinnamon and Chocolate

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E , however Chocolate is richer in Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 698% more.
  • Cinnamon contains 18 times more Calcium than Chocolate. Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, while Chocolate contains 56mg.
  • Cinnamon contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Zinc - 2.01
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Zinc - 2.01

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 +490%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +490%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 54.17g Chocolate
Protein 3.99g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 1.24g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 80.59g 61.17g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g 0g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 47.9g Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1g 7g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 56mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 8.02mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 64mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 431mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 10mg 24mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.339mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 295IU 50IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.54mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.05mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 0.725mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.297mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.042mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 31.2µg 8.1µg 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 8mg Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0g 0.112g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 0.345g 18.519g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 1.092g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Chocolate
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
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
120
Chocolate

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
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
61%
Chocolate
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
144%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.174g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.