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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
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
Equal in Calcium - 975
Equal in Potassium - 468
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +485%
Contains more Phosphorus +882.8%
Contains more Zinc +323.5%
Contains more Copper +1104.1%
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 A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3177.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 11.65g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 17.73g Sesame
Fats 1.24g 49.67g Sesame
Carbs 80.59g 23.45g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 573kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 0.3g Sesame
Fiber 53.1g 11.8g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 975mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 14.55mg Sesame
Magnesium 60mg 351mg Sesame
Phosphorus 64mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 431mg 468mg Sesame
Sodium 10mg 11mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.339mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 295IU 9IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.25mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.247mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 4.515mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.05mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.79mg Sesame
Folate 6µg 97µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 0µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine 0.136mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine 0.253mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine 0.243mg 0.569mg Sesame
Methionine 0.078mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine 0.224mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine 0.117mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Sesame
Saturated Fat 0.345g 6.957g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 18.759g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Sesame
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
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

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.

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.