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Saffron vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.354g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (difference - 2.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 132mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Saffron Nutmeg
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Nutmeg
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
57
Saffron
12
Nutmeg
Mineral Summary Score
91
Saffron
67
Nutmeg

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
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Nutmeg
Contains more Iron +265.1%
Contains more Potassium +392.6%
Contains more Magnesium +44.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Calcium +65.8%
Contains more Copper +213.1%
Contains more Zinc +97.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Iron +265.1%
Contains more Potassium +392.6%
Contains more Magnesium +44.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains more Calcium +65.8%
Contains more Copper +213.1%
Contains more Zinc +97.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%

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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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +419.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +419.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +531.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200.9%

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 the food
Protein
69%
Saffron
35%
Nutmeg
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
49%
Nutmeg
Fats
27%
Saffron
168%
Nutmeg

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Saffron Nutmeg Opinion
Calories 310 525 Nutmeg
Protein 11.43 5.84 Saffron
Fats 5.85 36.31 Nutmeg
Vitamin C 80.8 3 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 49.29 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 3.04 Saffron
Calcium 111 184 Nutmeg
Potassium 1724 350 Saffron
Magnesium 264 183 Saffron
Sugars 2.99 Nutmeg
Fiber 3.9 20.8 Nutmeg
Copper 0.328 1.027 Nutmeg
Zinc 1.09 2.15 Nutmeg
Starch
Phosphorus 252 213 Saffron
Sodium 148 16 Nutmeg
Vitamin A 530 102 Saffron
Vitamin E 0 Nutmeg
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.346 Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.057 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 1.299 Saffron
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.16 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Nutmeg
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 1.586 25.94 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 3.22 Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0.35 Saffron
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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