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Cinnamon vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cinnamon and Sesame

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, and Fiber, while Sesame has more Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily need of Manganese 652% more than Sesame.
  • Cinnamon contains 5 times more Fiber than Sesame. While Cinnamon contains 53.1g of Fiber, Sesame contains only 11.8g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cinnamon, ground and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried.

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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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Sesame
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Potassium - 468
Equal in Sodium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Potassium - 468
Equal in Sodium - 11

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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Sesame
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3495.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +1516.7%
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 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3495.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +1516.7%

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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
23%
Sesame
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
229%
Sesame

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

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Cinnamon Sesame
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.612g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)
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 Sesame Opinion
Calories 247 573 Sesame
Protein 3.99 17.73 Sesame
Fats 1.24 49.67 Sesame
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 23.45 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 14.55 Sesame
Calcium 1002 975 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 468 Sesame
Magnesium 60 351 Sesame
Sugar 2.17 0.3 Sesame
Fiber 53.1 11.8 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 4.082 Sesame
Zinc 1.83 7.75 Sesame
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Phosphorus 64 629 Sesame
Sodium 10 11 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 9 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 0.25 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.791 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.247 Sesame
Vitamin B3 1.332 4.515 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.358 0.05 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.79 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 0 Cinnamon
Folate 6 97 Sesame
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 0.345 6.957 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 18.759 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 21.773 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.049 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.136 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.146 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 0.253 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.243 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.078 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.146 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.224 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.117 0.522 Sesame
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.