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Cinnamon vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cinnamon and Fenugreek different?

  • Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium, however Fenugreek is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 706% higher.
  • Cinnamon contains 6 times more Calcium than Fenugreek. While Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, Fenugreek contains only 176mg.

Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, fenugreek seed are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +469.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +303%
Contains more Magnesium +218.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Copper +227.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Contains more Calcium +469.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +303%
Contains more Magnesium +218.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +78.7%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Copper +227.4%

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 +391.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +792.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.7%
Contains more Folate +850%
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 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +792.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +279.7%
Contains more Folate +850%

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 Fenugreek
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 Fenugreek Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 33.75g Fenugreek
Protein 3.99g 23g Fenugreek
Fats 1.24g 6.41g Fenugreek
Carbs 80.59g 58.35g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 323kcal Fenugreek
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g g Fenugreek
Fiber 53.1g 24.6g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 176mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 33.53mg Fenugreek
Magnesium 60mg 191mg Fenugreek
Phosphorus 64mg 296mg Fenugreek
Potassium 431mg 770mg Fenugreek
Sodium 10mg 67mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 2.5mg Fenugreek
Copper 0.339mg 1.11mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 295IU 60IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 3mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.322mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 1.64mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 0.358mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.6mg Fenugreek
Folate 6µg 57µg Fenugreek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.391mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.136mg 0.898mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 0.146mg 1.241mg Fenugreek
Leucine 0.253mg 1.757mg Fenugreek
Lysine 0.243mg 1.684mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.078mg 0.338mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 1.089mg Fenugreek
Valine 0.224mg 1.102mg Fenugreek
Histidine 0.117mg 0.668mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.345g 1.46g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Fenugreek
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
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
30%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.115g)
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.