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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, 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 Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.6%
Contains more Calcium +147.4%
Equal in Zinc - 1.83
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.6%
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 C +4113.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1510.5%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 534% 286% 0% 0% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 0% 0% 34%
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 +4113.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1510.5%
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 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 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

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Thyme 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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