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Cayenne pepper vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cayenne pepper and Cinnamon

  • Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, however Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 672% higher.
  • Cayenne pepper has 139 times more Vitamin A RAE than Cinnamon. While Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, Cinnamon has only 15µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, cinnamon, 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 Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +577%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Copper - 0.339
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +577%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Copper - 0.339

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 +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910.5%
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 Folate +1666.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910.5%
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 Folate +1666.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.4%

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.
Cayenne pepper Cinnamon
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 27.49g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 3.99g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 1.24g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 318kcal 247kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 10.34g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 27.2g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 148mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 7.8mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 152mg 60mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 64mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 431mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 2.48mg 1.83mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.339mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 295IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg 2.32mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 3.8mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.022mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.041mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.332mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.158mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 6µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg 31.2µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.049mg Cinnamon
Threonine mg 0.136mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Leucine mg 0.253mg Cinnamon
Lysine mg 0.243mg Cinnamon
Methionine mg 0.078mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Valine mg 0.224mg Cinnamon
Histidine mg 0.117mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.246g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.068g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Cinnamon
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
388
Cayenne pepper
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
111
Cinnamon

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
6%
Cinnamon

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)

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/nutrients
  2. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.