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Cinnamon vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cinnamon and Turmeric

  • Cinnamon has more Fiber, Calcium, and Vitamin K, while Turmeric has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Turmeric covers your daily need of Iron 584% more than Cinnamon.
  • Cinnamon contains 6 times more Calcium than Turmeric. While Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, Turmeric contains only 168mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cinnamon, ground and Spices, turmeric, ground.

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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 +496.4%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Iron +561.1%
Contains more Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Copper +283.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +496.4%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Contains more Iron +561.1%
Contains more Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Copper +283.5%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.35
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% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.35

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 3.99g 9.68g Turmeric
Fats 1.24g 3.25g Turmeric
Carbs 80.59g 67.14g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 312kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g 0.45g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g 3.21g Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1g 22.7g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 168mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 60mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 64mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 431mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 10mg 27mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 4.5mg Turmeric
Copper 0.339mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 295IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0.7mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.058mg Turmeric
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 1.35mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.542mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.107mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg 20µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg 13.4µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.136mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.146mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.253mg 0.81mg Turmeric
Lysine 0.243mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.078mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.146mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine 0.224mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.117mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.056g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 0.345g 1.838g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 0.449g Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 0.756g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Turmeric
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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
67%
Turmeric
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.493g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.