Cinnamon vs. Spinach

Nutrition comparison of Cinnamon and Spinach


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

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

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

  • Both spinach and cinnamon are high in calcium, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Spinach has more thiamin, riboflavin and folate, however, cinnamon contains more pantothenic acid.
  • Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cinnamon and spinach 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 Spinach (Spinach, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Cinnamon is high in calories and spinach has 91% less calories than cinnamon - spinach has 23 calories per 100 grams and cinnamon has 247 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cinnamon is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to spinach per calorie. Cinnamon has a macronutrient ratio of 5:96:0 and for spinach, 40:49:10 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cinnamon Spinach
Protein 5% 40%
Carbohydrates 96% 49%
Fat ~ 10%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Cinnamon is high in carbohydrates and spinach has 95% less carbohydrates than cinnamon - spinach has 3.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and cinnamon has 80.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both spinach and cinnamon are high in dietary fiber. Cinnamon has 23 times more dietary fiber than spinach - spinach has 2.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cinnamon has 53.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Spinach and cinnamon contain similar amounts of sugar - spinach has 0.42g of sugar per 100 grams and cinnamon has 2.2g of sugar.



Protein

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Spinach and cinnamon contain similar amounts of protein - spinach has 2.9g of protein per 100 grams and cinnamon has 4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both spinach and cinnamon are low in saturated fat - spinach has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cinnamon has 0.35g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 639% more Vitamin C than cinnamon - spinach has 28.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cinnamon has 3.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 30 times more Vitamin A than cinnamon - spinach has 469ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cinnamon has 15ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Spinach and cinnamon contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - spinach has 2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cinnamon has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 14 times more Vitamin K than cinnamon - spinach has 482.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cinnamon has 31.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Spinach has more thiamin, riboflavin and folate, however, cinnamon contains more pantothenic acid. Both cinnamon and spinach contain significant amounts of niacin and Vitamin B6.

Cinnamon Spinach
Thiamin 0.022 MG 0.078 MG
Riboflavin 0.041 MG 0.189 MG
Niacin 1.332 MG 0.724 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.358 MG 0.065 MG
Vitamin B6 0.158 MG 0.195 MG
Folate 6 UG 194 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both spinach and cinnamon are high in calcium. Cinnamon has 912% more calcium than spinach - spinach has 99mg of calcium per 100 grams and cinnamon has 1002mg of calcium.

iron

Both spinach and cinnamon are high in iron. Cinnamon has 207% more iron than spinach - spinach has 2.7mg of iron per 100 grams and cinnamon has 8.3mg of iron.

potassium

Both spinach and cinnamon are high in potassium. Spinach has 29% more potassium than cinnamon - spinach has 558mg 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 Spinach
beta-carotene 112 UG 5626 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lycopene 15 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 222 UG 12198 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cinnamon Spinach
alpha linoleic acid 0.011 G 0.138 G
Total 0.011 G 0.138 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both cinnamon and spinach contain small amounts of linoleic acid.

Cinnamon Spinach
linoleic acid 0.044 G 0.026 G
Total 0.044 G 0.026 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 Spinach (Spinach, raw) .

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