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Cinnamon vs Vanilla extract - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cinnamon and Vanilla extract

  • Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6, while Vanilla extract is higher in Fiber, Vitamin K and Vitamin E .
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 749% more than Vanilla extract.
  • Cinnamon has 91 times more Calcium than Vanilla extract. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Vanilla extract has 11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground and Vanilla extract.

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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 +6833.3%
Contains more Calcium +9009.1%
Contains more Potassium +191.2%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +1563.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +966.7%
Equal in Sodium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 4% 14% 9% 24% 3% 3% 2%
Contains more Iron +6833.3%
Contains more Calcium +9009.1%
Contains more Potassium +191.2%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +370.8%
Contains more Zinc +1563.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +966.7%
Equal in Sodium - 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +922.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +507.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +922.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +507.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.7%

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
3
Vanilla extract
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
8
Vanilla extract

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%
Vanilla extract
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
13%
Vanilla extract
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
0%
Vanilla extract

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 Vanilla extract
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon Vanilla extract
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 Sodium?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sugars (difference - 10.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 Vanilla extract Opinion
Calories 247 288 Vanilla extract
Protein 3.99 0.06 Cinnamon
Fats 1.24 0.06 Cinnamon
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 12.65 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 0.12 Cinnamon
Calcium 1002 11 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 148 Cinnamon
Magnesium 60 12 Cinnamon
Sugars 2.17 12.65 Cinnamon
Fiber 53.1 0 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.072 Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83 0.11 Cinnamon
Starch
Phosphorus 64 6 Cinnamon
Sodium 10 9 Vanilla extract
Vitamin A 295 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 0 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.011 Cinnamon
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.095 Vanilla extract
Vitamin B3 1.332 0.425 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358 0.035 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.026 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 0 Cinnamon
Folate 6 0 Cinnamon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.345 0.01 Vanilla extract
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 0.01 Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 0.004 Cinnamon
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 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. Vanilla extract - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173471/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.