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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 Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
Equal in Calcium - 931
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Iron +697.6%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +679.7%
Contains more Potassium +314.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +155.8%
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 A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
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 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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin K +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +330.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +102.6%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 33.74g Cumin
Protein 3.99g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 1.24g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 80.59g 44.24g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 2.25g Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1g 10.5g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 931mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 60mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 64mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 431mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 10mg 168mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.339mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 295IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E 2.32mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.358mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 6µg 10µg Cumin
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 5.4µg 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 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cumin
Saturated Fat 0.345g 1.535g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Cumin
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
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

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)

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.