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Cinnamon vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cinnamon and Paprika different?

  • Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Calcium, and Fiber, while Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily need of Manganese 690% more than Paprika.
  • Cinnamon contains 4 times more Calcium than Paprika. Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, while Paprika contains 229mg.

Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, paprika types were used in this article.

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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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Contains more Calcium +337.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%
Contains more Iron +154.1%
Contains more Potassium +429%
Contains more Magnesium +196.7%
Contains more Copper +110.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +390.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Calcium +337.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%
Contains more Iron +154.1%
Contains more Potassium +429%
Contains more Magnesium +196.7%
Contains more Copper +110.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +390.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +16596.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +655.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +601.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1255.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%
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 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +16596.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +1154.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +655.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +601.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1255.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%
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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
211
Paprika

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
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
54%
Paprika
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
59%
Paprika

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

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Cinnamon Paprika
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 glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.795g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Paprika Opinion
Calories 247 282 Paprika
Protein 3.99 14.14 Paprika
Fats 1.24 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 3.8 0.9 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 53.99 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 1002 229 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 60 178 Paprika
Sugar 2.17 10.34 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1 34.9 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.713 Paprika
Zinc 1.83 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 64 314 Paprika
Sodium 10 68 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 2.32 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.041 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.332 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.358 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 0.158 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 80.3 Paprika
Folate 6 49 Paprika
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.345 2.14 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.049 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.136 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.146 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.253 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.243 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.078 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.146 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.224 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.117 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 1.11 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.