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

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 C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.7%
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 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 10% 4% 0% 0% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 0% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.7%
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 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 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

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Cinnamon Fenugreek
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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