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Cinnamon vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cinnamon and Table salt?

  • Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Zinc and Magnesium, yet Table salt is higher in Fiber, Vitamin K and Vitamin E .
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1685% more.
  • Cinnamon has 175 times more Manganese than Table salt. While Cinnamon has 17.466mg of Manganese, Table salt has only 0.1mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Cinnamon is lower.

We used Spices, cinnamon, ground and Salt, table types 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 Iron +2421.2%
Contains more Calcium +4075%
Contains more Potassium +5287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +5900%
Contains more Copper +1030%
Contains more Zinc +1730%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 1% 1% 10% 3% 0% 5056%
Contains more Iron +2421.2%
Contains more Calcium +4075%
Contains more Potassium +5287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +5900%
Contains more Copper +1030%
Contains more Zinc +1730%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Cinnamon
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
636
Table salt

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 the food
Protein
24%
Cinnamon
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
0%
Table salt
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
0%
Table salt

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cinnamon Table salt
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Table salt
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 contains less Sugars?
Table salt
Table salt contains less Sugars (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.345g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $3.9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 38748mg)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cinnamon Table salt Opinion
Calories 247 0 Cinnamon
Protein 3.99 0 Cinnamon
Fats 1.24 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 0 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 0.33 Cinnamon
Calcium 1002 24 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 8 Cinnamon
Magnesium 60 1 Cinnamon
Sugars 2.17 0 Table salt
Fiber 53.1 0 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.03 Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83 0.1 Cinnamon
Starch
Phosphorus 64 0 Cinnamon
Sodium 10 38758 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B2 0.041 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B3 1.332 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 0 Cinnamon
Folate 6 0 Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.345 0 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 0 Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 0 Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049 0 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 0 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 0 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 0 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 0 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 0 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 0 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 0 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 0 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.