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Cinnamon vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cinnamon and Seed?

  • Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium, yet Seed is richer in Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 641% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 2 times more Calcium than Seed. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Seed has 631mg.

We used Spices, cinnamon, ground and Seeds, chia seeds, dried types in this comparison.

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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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4
Seed
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Equal in Potassium - 407
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Equal in Potassium - 407

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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Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%

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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
42%
Seed
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
142%
Seed

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

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Cinnamon Seed
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?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.985g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Seed Opinion
Calories 247 486 Seed
Protein 3.99 16.54 Seed
Fats 1.24 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 3.8 1.6 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 42.12 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Cinnamon
Iron 8.32 7.72 Cinnamon
Calcium 1002 631 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 407 Cinnamon
Magnesium 60 335 Seed
Sugar 2.17 Seed
Fiber 53.1 34.4 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.924 Seed
Zinc 1.83 4.58 Seed
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Phosphorus 64 860 Seed
Sodium 10 16 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 54 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 0.5 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.17 Seed
Vitamin B3 1.332 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 6 49 Seed
Trans Fat 0 0.14 Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 0.345 3.33 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 2.309 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.049 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.136 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.146 0.801 Seed
Leucine 0.253 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.243 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.078 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 0.146 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.224 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.117 0.531 Seed
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.