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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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Seed
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Equal in Potassium - 407
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1243.8%
Contains more Zinc +150.3%
Contains more Copper +172.6%
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 A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +364%
Contains more Vitamin C +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +314.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.9%
Contains more Folate +716.7%

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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Seed Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 7.72g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 16.54g Seed
Fats 1.24g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 80.59g 42.12g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g g Seed
Fiber 53.1g 34.4g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 631mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 7.72mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 64mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 431mg 407mg Cinnamon
Sodium 10mg 16mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.339mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 295IU 54IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.5mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8mg 1.6mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.17mg Seed
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 0.358mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.136mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 0.253mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.243mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.078mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.224mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.117mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 0.345g 3.33g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Seed
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
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

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.

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.