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Cinnamon vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cinnamon and Cumin

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, and Fiber, however Cumin has more Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 726% higher.
  • Cumin has 5 times less Manganese than Cinnamon. Cinnamon has 17.466mg of Manganese, while Cumin has 3.333mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, cumin 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Cumin
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Iron +697.6%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Equal in Calcium - 931
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Iron +697.6%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Equal in Calcium - 931

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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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin K +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +697.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
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 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Vitamin K +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +697.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
44%
Cumin
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
103%
Cumin

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

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Cinnamon Cumin
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 richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 158mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.19g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Cumin Opinion
Calories 247 375 Cumin
Protein 3.99 17.81 Cumin
Fats 1.24 22.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 3.8 7.7 Cumin
Carbs 80.59 44.24 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 1002 931 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 1788 Cumin
Magnesium 60 366 Cumin
Sugar 2.17 2.25 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1 10.5 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.867 Cumin
Zinc 1.83 4.8 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 64 499 Cumin
Sodium 10 168 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 1270 Cumin
Vitamin E 2.32 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.628 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.327 Cumin
Vitamin B3 1.332 4.579 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.435 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 5.4 Cinnamon
Folate 6 10 Cumin
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 0.345 1.535 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 3.279 Cumin
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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.