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Cinnamon vs Sugar substitute - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cinnamon and Sugar substitute different?

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 than Sugar substitute.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 758% higher.
  • Cinnamon contains 89 times more Fiber than Sugar substitute. While Cinnamon contains 53.1g of Fiber, Sugar substitute contains only 0.6g.
  • Cinnamon has less Sodium.

Spices, cinnamon, ground and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown are the varieties 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
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +5100%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +1005.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Zinc +4475%
Contains more Copper +4742.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3%
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +5100%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +1005.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Zinc +4475%
Contains more Copper +4742.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +953.3%
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% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +953.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Sugar substitute Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 84.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 3.99g 2.06g Cinnamon
Fats 1.24g 0g Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59g 84.77g Sugar substitute
Calories 247kcal 347kcal Sugar substitute
Starch g 3.52g Sugar substitute
Fructose 1.11g 0g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 4.03g Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1g 0.6g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 879mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 0.16mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 6mg Cinnamon
Phosphorus 64mg 8mg Cinnamon
Potassium 431mg 39mg Cinnamon
Sodium 10mg 572mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 0.04mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.339mg 0.007mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295IU IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.015mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.015mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B3 1.332mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.08mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.015mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cinnamon
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136mg mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253mg mg Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243mg mg Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078mg mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.224mg mg Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117mg mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat 0g g Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 0.345g g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Sugar substitute
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
1
Sugar substitute
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
45
Sugar substitute

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
12%
Sugar substitute
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
85%
Sugar substitute
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
0%
Sugar substitute

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.345g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 562mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.