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Sugar substitute vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sugar substitute and Cinnamon different?

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 than Sugar substitute.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 758% higher.
  • Sugar substitute contains 57 times more Sodium than Cinnamon. While Sugar substitute contains 572mg of Sodium, Cinnamon contains only 10mg.

Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown and Spices, cinnamon, ground are the varieties used 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
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +5100%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +1005.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Zinc +4475%
Contains more Copper +4742.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Calcium +14%
Contains more Iron +5100%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains more Potassium +1005.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Zinc +4475%
Contains more Copper +4742.9%

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 B1 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +953.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
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 B1 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +953.3%

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.
Sugar substitute Cinnamon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 27.49g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 3.99g Cinnamon
Fats 0g 1.24g Cinnamon
Carbs 84.77g 80.59g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 247kcal Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52g g Sugar substitute
Fructose 0g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 4.03g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 0.6g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 879mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 0.16mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 6mg 60mg Cinnamon
Phosphorus 8mg 64mg Cinnamon
Potassium 39mg 431mg Cinnamon
Sodium 572mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 0.04mg 1.83mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.007mg 0.339mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cinnamon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cinnamon
Vitamin C mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.022mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.041mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B3 mg 1.332mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.08mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.158mg Cinnamon
Folate µg 6µg Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cinnamon
Vitamin K µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
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 mg 0mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat g 0g Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat g 0.345g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.246g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.068g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sugar substitute 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
1
Sugar substitute
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
45
Sugar substitute
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
12%
Sugar substitute
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
85%
Sugar substitute
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
0%
Sugar substitute
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.345g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 562mg)
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

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.