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Turmeric vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turmeric and Cinnamon

  • Turmeric has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Cinnamon has more Fiber, Calcium, and Vitamin K.
  • Turmeric covers your daily need of Iron 584% more than Cinnamon.
  • Turmeric contains 5 times more Potassium than Cinnamon. While Turmeric contains 2080mg of Potassium, Cinnamon contains only 431mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, turmeric, ground 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 Iron +561.1%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Copper +283.5%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Calcium +496.4%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2063% 51% 184% 149% 434% 123% 129% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +561.1%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Copper +283.5%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Calcium +496.4%
Contains less Sodium -63%

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 E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 89% 0% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 0% 34% 15%
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 E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332

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
23
Turmeric
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
392
Turmeric
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
58%
Turmeric
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
67%
Turmeric
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
15%
Turmeric
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.
Turmeric Cinnamon
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Turmeric 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 glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.493g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Turmeric Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 312 247 Turmeric
Protein 9.68 3.99 Turmeric
Fats 3.25 1.24 Turmeric
Vitamin C 0.7 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 67.14 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 55 8.32 Turmeric
Calcium 168 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 2080 431 Turmeric
Magnesium 208 60 Turmeric
Sugar 3.21 2.17 Cinnamon
Fiber 22.7 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 1.3 0.339 Turmeric
Zinc 4.5 1.83 Turmeric
Starch
Phosphorus 299 64 Turmeric
Sodium 27 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 0 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 4.43 2.32 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.022 Turmeric
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.041 Turmeric
Vitamin B3 1.35 1.332 Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542 0.358 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107 0.158 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 20 6 Turmeric
Trans Fat 0.056 0 Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 1.838 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449 0.246 Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756 0.068 Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.17 0.049 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 0.136 Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47 0.146 Turmeric
Leucine 0.81 0.253 Turmeric
Lysine 0.38 0.243 Turmeric
Methionine 0.14 0.078 Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53 0.146 Turmeric
Valine 0.66 0.224 Turmeric
Histidine 0.15 0.117 Turmeric
Fructose 0.45 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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.