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Cayenne pepper vs Saffron - 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?
?
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.
Cayenne pepper Saffron
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
Cayenne pepper Saffron
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
363
Cayenne pepper
57
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
82
Cayenne pepper
91
Saffron

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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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%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%

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 - 80.8
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 - 80.8

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
65%
Saffron
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
27%
Saffron

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