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Cinnamon vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cinnamon and Flax

  • Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, and Iron, while Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 651% more than Flax.
  • Cinnamon has 4 times more Calcium than Flax. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Flax has 255mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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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Flax
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +553.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +903.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.6%
Contains more Zinc +137.2%
Contains more Copper +259.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +553.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +903.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.6%
Contains more Zinc +137.2%
Contains more Copper +259.9%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +7372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%
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 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +625.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +7372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Flax Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 1.58g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 18.29g Flax
Fats 1.24g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 80.59g 28.88g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g 0g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 53.1g 27.3g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 255mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 5.73mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 64mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 431mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 10mg 30mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.339mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 295IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.31mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0.6mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 6µg 87µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 4.3µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.136mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.253mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.243mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.078mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.224mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.117mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 0.345g 3.663g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Flax
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
29%
Flax
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.318g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.