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Saffron vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.674g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 118mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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 Cayenne pepper
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Cayenne pepper
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
363
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
91
Saffron
82
Cayenne pepper

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 +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Copper +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Copper +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4
Contains more Vitamin A +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
27%
Saffron
80%
Cayenne pepper

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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 Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 310 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 11.43 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 5.85 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 80.8 76.4 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 56.63 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 7.8 Saffron
Calcium 111 148 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 1724 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 264 152 Saffron
Sugars 10.34 Cayenne pepper
Fiber 3.9 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.328 0.373 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 1.09 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 252 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 148 30 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 530 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.46 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.01 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.586 3.26 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 8.37 Cayenne pepper
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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