Cinnamon vs. Marjoram

Nutrition comparison of Cinnamon and Marjoram


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cinnamon versus marjoram (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cinnamon and marjoram:

  • Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in calcium, calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Marjoram has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, cinnamon contains more pantothenic acid.
  • Marjoram is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cinnamon and marjoram is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Cinnamon (Spices, cinnamon, ground) and Marjoram (Spices, marjoram, dried) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in calories. Marjoram has a little more calories (10%) than cinnamon by weight - marjoram has 271 calories per 100 grams and cinnamon has 247 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cinnamon is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to marjoram for fat. Cinnamon has a macronutrient ratio of 5:96:0 and for marjoram, 20:80:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cinnamon Marjoram
Protein 5% 20%
Carbohydrates 96% 80%
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carbohydrates

Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in carbohydrates. Cinnamon has 33% more carbohydrates than marjoram - marjoram has 60.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and cinnamon has 80.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in dietary fiber. Cinnamon has 32% more dietary fiber than marjoram - marjoram has 40.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cinnamon has 53.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Marjoram and cinnamon contain similar amounts of sugar - marjoram has 4.1g of sugar per 100 grams and cinnamon has 2.2g of sugar.

Protein

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Marjoram is an excellent source of protein and it has 217% more protein than cinnamon - marjoram has 12.7g of protein per 100 grams and cinnamon has 4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both marjoram and cinnamon are low in saturated fat - marjoram has 0.53g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cinnamon has 0.35g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Marjoram is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 12 times more Vitamin C than cinnamon - marjoram has 51.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cinnamon has 3.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Marjoram is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 25 times more Vitamin A than cinnamon - marjoram has 403ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cinnamon has 15ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Marjoram and cinnamon contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - marjoram has 1.7mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cinnamon has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Marjoram is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 18 times more Vitamin K than cinnamon - marjoram has 621.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cinnamon has 31.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Marjoram has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, cinnamon contains more pantothenic acid.

Cinnamon Marjoram
Thiamin 0.022 MG 0.289 MG
Riboflavin 0.041 MG 0.316 MG
Niacin 1.332 MG 4.12 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.358 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.158 MG 1.19 MG
Folate 6 UG 274 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in calcium. Marjoram has 99% more calcium than - marjoram has 1990mg of calcium per 100 grams and cinnamon has 1002mg of calcium.

iron

Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in iron. Marjoram has 894% more iron than cinnamon - marjoram has 82.7mg of iron per 100 grams and cinnamon has 8.3mg of iron.

potassium

Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in potassium. Marjoram has 253% more potassium than cinnamon - marjoram has 1522mg of potassium per 100 grams and cinnamon has 431mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Cinnamon Marjoram
beta-carotene 112 UG 4806 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lycopene 15 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 222 UG 1895 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, marjoram has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than cinnamon per 100 grams.

Cinnamon Marjoram
alpha linoleic acid 0.011 G 3.23 G
Total 0.011 G 3.23 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, marjoram has more linoleic acid than cinnamon per 100 grams.

Cinnamon Marjoram
linoleic acid 0.044 G 1.175 G
Total 0.044 G 1.175 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Cinnamon (Spices, cinnamon, ground) and Marjoram (Spices, marjoram, dried) .

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FAQ

Does marjoram or cinnamon contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in calories. Marjoram has a little more calories ( 10%) than cinnamon by weight - marjoram has 271 calories in 100g and cinnamon has 247 calories.

Does marjoram or cinnamon have more carbohydrates?
By weight, both marjoram and cinnamon are high in carbohydrates. cinnamon has 30% more carbohydrates than marjoram - marjoram has 60.6g of carbs for 100g and cinnamon has 80.6g of carbohydrates.

Does marjoram or cinnamon contain more calcium?
Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in calcium. Marjoram has 100% more calcium than - marjoram has 1990mg of calcium in 100 grams and cinnamon has 1002mg of calcium.

Does marjoram or cinnamon contain more iron?
Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in iron. Marjoram has 890% more iron than cinnamon - marjoram has 82.7mg of iron in 100 grams and cinnamon has 8.3mg of iron.

Does marjoram or cinnamon contain more potassium?
Both marjoram and cinnamon are high in potassium. Marjoram has 250% more potassium than cinnamon - marjoram has 1522mg of potassium in 100 grams and cinnamon has 431mg of potassium.

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