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Thyme vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Thyme and Cinnamon different?

  • Thyme is higher in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, however Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 685% higher.
  • Thyme contains 42 times more Vitamin C than Cinnamon. While Thyme contains 160.1mg of Vitamin C, Cinnamon contains only 3.8mg.

Thyme, fresh 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
Thyme
6
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Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Copper +63.7%
Contains more Calcium +147.4%
Equal in Zinc - 1.83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Copper +63.7%
Contains more Calcium +147.4%
Equal in Zinc - 1.83

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
Thyme
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +1510.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +4113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1048.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.3%
Contains more Folate +650%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 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 A +1510.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +4113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1048.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.3%
Contains more Folate +650%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 27.49g Cinnamon
Protein 5.56g 3.99g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 1.24g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 101kcal 247kcal Cinnamon
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar g 2.17g Thyme
Fiber 14g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 405mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 17.45mg 8.32mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 60mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 64mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 431mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 10mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 1.83mg Cinnamon
Copper 0.555mg 0.339mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 295IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 3.8mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.022mg Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.041mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 1.332mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.358mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.158mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 6µg Thyme
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.049mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.136mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.146mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.253mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg 0.243mg Cinnamon
Methionine mg 0.078mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine mg 0.146mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.307mg 0.224mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.117mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.246g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.068g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Thyme 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
93
Thyme
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
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
33%
Thyme
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
8%
Thyme
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.122g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/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.