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Cinnamon vs Curry powder - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cinnamon and Curry powder

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, and Calcium, however Curry powder is higher in Vitamin E , Iron, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 399% more than Curry powder.
  • Curry powder contains 2 times less Calcium than Cinnamon. Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, while Curry powder contains 525mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, curry powder.

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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 +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +473.4%
Contains more Potassium +171.5%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Copper +254%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Contains more Calcium +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +473.4%
Contains more Potassium +171.5%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Copper +254%

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 +1452.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +987.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.9%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +219.9%
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 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1452.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +987.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +387.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.9%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +219.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Curry powder Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 2.63g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 14.29g Curry powder
Fats 1.24g 14.01g Curry powder
Carbs 80.59g 55.83g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 325kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g 0.79g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 2.76g Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1g 53.2g Curry powder
Calcium 1002mg 525mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 19.1mg Curry powder
Magnesium 60mg 255mg Curry powder
Phosphorus 64mg 367mg Curry powder
Potassium 431mg 1170mg Curry powder
Sodium 10mg 52mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 4.7mg Curry powder
Copper 0.339mg 1.2mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 295IU 19IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 25.24mg Curry powder
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0.7mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.176mg Curry powder
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.2mg Curry powder
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 3.26mg Curry powder
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 1.07mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.105mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg 56µg Curry powder
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 99.8µg Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.11mg Curry powder
Threonine 0.136mg 0.35mg Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.63mg Curry powder
Leucine 0.253mg 0.89mg Curry powder
Lysine 0.243mg 0.7mg Curry powder
Methionine 0.078mg 0.19mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.58mg Curry powder
Valine 0.224mg 0.75mg Curry powder
Histidine 0.117mg 0.29mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.345g 1.648g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 8.782g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 3.056g Curry powder

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Curry powder
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
87
Curry powder
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
231
Curry powder

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
86%
Curry powder
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
56%
Curry powder
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
65%
Curry powder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Curry powder
Curry powder is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Curry powder
Curry powder is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.303g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.