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Saffron vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 121mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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 - 0.252g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Turmeric
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Turmeric
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
18
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
91
Saffron
210
Turmeric

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 Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Iron +395.5%
Contains more Calcium +51.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Copper +296.3%
Contains more Zinc +312.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Iron +395.5%
Contains more Calcium +51.4%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Copper +296.3%
Contains more Zinc +312.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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 C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +843.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.35
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +843.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.35

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
67%
Turmeric
Fats
27%
Saffron
15%
Turmeric

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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 Turmeric Opinion
Calories 310 312 Turmeric
Protein 11.43 9.68 Saffron
Fats 5.85 3.25 Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8 0.7 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 67.14 Turmeric
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 55 Turmeric
Calcium 111 168 Turmeric
Potassium 1724 2080 Turmeric
Magnesium 264 208 Saffron
Sugars 3.21 Turmeric
Fiber 3.9 22.7 Turmeric
Copper 0.328 1.3 Turmeric
Zinc 1.09 4.5 Turmeric
Starch
Phosphorus 252 299 Turmeric
Sodium 148 27 Turmeric
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E 4.43 Turmeric
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.058 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.15 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 1.35 Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.542 Turmeric
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.107 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.4 Turmeric
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0.056 Saffron
Saturated Fat 1.586 1.838 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0.449 Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0.756 Saffron
Tryptophan 0.17 Turmeric
Threonine 0.33 Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.47 Turmeric
Leucine 0.81 Turmeric
Lysine 0.38 Turmeric
Methionine 0.14 Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.53 Turmeric
Valine 0.66 Turmeric
Histidine 0.15 Turmeric
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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