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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, 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 than Cinnamon. While Cayenne pepper has 2081µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
Contains more Calcium +577%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Copper - 0.339
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Potassium +367.3%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.8%
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 C +1910.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
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 Vitamin K +157.4%
Contains more Folate +1666.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +1910.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +14005.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1185.8%
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 Vitamin K +157.4%
Contains more Folate +1666.7%

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

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.
Cayenne pepper Cinnamon
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper Cinnamon
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?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sugars (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)

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 Cayenne pepper Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 318 247 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 3.99 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 1.24 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 3.8 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 148 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 2014 431 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 60 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 10.34 2.17 Cinnamon
Fiber 27.2 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.373 0.339 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48 1.83 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 293 64 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 41610 295 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 2.32 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.022 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.041 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 1.332 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.158 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 31.2 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 6 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.246 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 0.068 Cayenne pepper
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. 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.