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Cinnamon vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cinnamon and Cayenne pepper

  • Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 672% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 7 times more Calcium than Cayenne pepper. While Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, Cayenne pepper has only 148mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 +577%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Equal in Copper - 0.373
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Calcium +577%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Equal in Copper - 0.373

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 +1910.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2141.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1450.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%
Contains more Folate +1666.7%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2141.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +553.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1450.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%
Contains more Folate +1666.7%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
80%
Cayenne pepper

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

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Cinnamon Cayenne pepper
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 Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.17g)
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 - 2.915g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 247 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 3.99 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 1.24 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 3.8 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 80.59 56.63 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 7.8 Cinnamon
Calcium 1002 148 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 60 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugar 2.17 10.34 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1 27.2 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.373 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 1.83 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 64 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 10 30 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 2.32 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.332 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 6 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.345 3.26 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.049 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 Cinnamon
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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.