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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 Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Copper +283.5%
Contains more Calcium +496.4%
Contains less Sodium -63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Iron +561.1%
Contains more Magnesium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.2%
Contains more Potassium +382.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.9%
Contains more Copper +283.5%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
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 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.332

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turmeric Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 44.44g 27.49g Turmeric
Protein 9.68g 3.99g Turmeric
Fats 3.25g 1.24g Turmeric
Carbs 67.14g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 312kcal 247kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose 0.45g 1.11g Cinnamon
Sugar 3.21g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 22.7g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 168mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Iron 55mg 8.32mg Turmeric
Magnesium 208mg 60mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 299mg 64mg Turmeric
Potassium 2080mg 431mg Turmeric
Sodium 27mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 4.5mg 1.83mg Turmeric
Copper 1.3mg 0.339mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 0IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 4.43mg 2.32mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.022mg Turmeric
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.041mg Turmeric
Vitamin B3 1.35mg 1.332mg Turmeric
Vitamin B5 0.542mg 0.358mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.107mg 0.158mg Cinnamon
Folate 20µg 6µg Turmeric
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.4µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.17mg 0.049mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.33mg 0.136mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47mg 0.146mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.81mg 0.253mg Turmeric
Lysine 0.38mg 0.243mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.14mg 0.078mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53mg 0.146mg Turmeric
Valine 0.66mg 0.224mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.15mg 0.117mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.056g 0g Cinnamon
Saturated Fat 1.838g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.449g 0.246g Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.756g 0.068g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turmeric 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
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

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.

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.