Cinnamon vs. Vanilla Extract

Nutrition comparison of Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract


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

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

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

  • Both cinnamon and vanilla extract are high in calories.
  • Cinnamon has 4.8 times less sugar than vanilla extract.
  • Cinnamon is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Vanilla extract has more riboflavin, however, cinnamon contains more niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cinnamon and vanilla extract 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 Vanilla Extract (Vanilla extract) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both cinnamon and vanilla extract are high in calories. Vanilla extract has 17% more calories than cinnamon - cinnamon has 247 calories per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 288 calories.

Cinnamon Vanilla Extract
Protein 5% ~
Carbohydrates 96% 17%
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Alcohol ~ 83%

carbohydrates

Cinnamon is high in carbohydrates and vanilla extract has 84% less carbohydrates than cinnamon - cinnamon has 80.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 12.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Cinnamon is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 53.1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and vanilla extract does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Cinnamon has 4.8 times less sugar than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 2.2g of sugar per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 12.7g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Cinnamon has 65 times more protein than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 4g of protein per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 0.06g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cinnamon and vanilla extract are low in saturated fat - cinnamon has 0.35g of saturated fat per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 0.01g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cinnamon has more Vitamin C than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 3.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and vanilla extract does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Cinnamon has more Vitamin A than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 15ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and vanilla extract does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Cinnamon has more Vitamin E than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 2.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and vanilla extract does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Cinnamon has more Vitamin K than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 31.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and vanilla extract does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Cinnamon Vanilla Extract
Thiamin 0.022 MG 0.011 MG
Riboflavin 0.041 MG 0.095 MG
Niacin 1.332 MG 0.425 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.358 MG 0.035 MG
Vitamin B6 0.158 MG 0.026 MG
Folate 6 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Cinnamon is an excellent source of calcium and it has 90 times more calcium than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 1002mg of calcium per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 11mg of calcium.

iron

Cinnamon is an excellent source of iron and it has 68 times more iron than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 8.3mg of iron per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 0.12mg of iron.

potassium

Cinnamon is an excellent source of potassium and it has 191% more potassium than vanilla extract - cinnamon has 431mg of potassium per 100 grams and vanilla extract has 148mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cinnamon Vanilla Extract
alpha linoleic acid 0.011 G 0.001 G
Total 0.011 G 0.001 G

omega 6s

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

Cinnamon Vanilla Extract
linoleic acid 0.044 G 0.003 G
Total 0.044 G 0.003 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 Vanilla Extract (Vanilla extract) .

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