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Cinnamon vs Cocoa solids - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cinnamon and Cocoa solids

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Calcium, and Fiber, however Cocoa solids are higher in Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 593% more than Cocoa solids.
  • Cocoa solids contain 8 times less Calcium than Cinnamon. Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, while Cocoa solids contain 128mg.
  • Cinnamon has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened.

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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 +682.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Contains more Iron +66.6%
Contains more Magnesium +731.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1046.9%
Contains more Potassium +253.6%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Copper +1017.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263%
Contains more Calcium +682.8%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Contains more Iron +66.6%
Contains more Magnesium +731.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1046.9%
Contains more Potassium +253.6%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Copper +1017.4%

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 E +2220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1148%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +487.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1148%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +487.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64%
Contains more Folate +433.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Cocoa solids Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 20.9g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 19.6g Cocoa solids
Fats 1.24g 13.7g Cocoa solids
Carbs 80.59g 57.9g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 228kcal Cinnamon
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 1.75g Cocoa solids
Fiber 53.1g 37g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 128mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 13.86mg Cocoa solids
Magnesium 60mg 499mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 64mg 734mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 431mg 1524mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 10mg 21mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 6.81mg Cocoa solids
Copper 0.339mg 3.788mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 295IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.1mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.078mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.241mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 2.185mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.254mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.118mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg 32µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 2.5µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.293mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.136mg 0.776mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.76mg Cocoa solids
Leucine 0.253mg 1.189mg Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.243mg 0.983mg Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.078mg 0.202mg Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.941mg Cocoa solids
Valine 0.224mg 1.177mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.117mg 0.339mg Cocoa solids
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cocoa solids
Saturated Fat 0.345g 8.07g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 4.57g Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 0.44g Cocoa solids

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cinnamon Cocoa solids
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
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
352
Cocoa solids

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
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
63%
Cocoa solids

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.725g)
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.

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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.