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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
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Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Zinc - 2.01
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1689.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +221.9%
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 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 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

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Cinnamon Chocolate
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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