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Allspice vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Allspice and Saffron different?

  • Allspice is richer in Fiber, Calcium and Copper, while Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium and Phosphorus.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1107% more than Allspice.
  • Allspice contains 6 times more Calcium than Saffron. Allspice contains 661mg of Calcium, while Saffron contains 111mg.

Spices, allspice, ground and Spices, saffron types were used in this article.

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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 +495.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Iron +57.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +123%
Equal in Zinc - 1.09
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 265% 199% 93% 97% 185% 28% 49% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Calcium +495.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Iron +57.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +123%
Equal in Zinc - 1.09

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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Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +381%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 530
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 131% 33% 0% 0% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 0% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 270% 32% 0% 0% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +381%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 530

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
28
Allspice
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
115
Allspice
132
Saffron

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
37%
Allspice
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
72%
Allspice
65%
Saffron
Fats
40%
Allspice
27%
Saffron

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.
Allspice Saffron
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.964g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Allspice
Allspice contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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.

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 Allspice Saffron Opinion
Calories 263 310 Saffron
Protein 6.09 11.43 Saffron
Fats 8.69 5.85 Allspice
Vitamin C 39.2 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 72.12 65.37 Allspice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.06 11.1 Saffron
Calcium 661 111 Allspice
Potassium 1044 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 135 264 Saffron
Sugars
Fiber 21.6 3.9 Allspice
Copper 0.553 0.328 Allspice
Zinc 1.01 1.09 Saffron
Starch
Phosphorus 113 252 Saffron
Sodium 77 148 Allspice
Vitamin A 540 530 Allspice
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.115 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.063 0.267 Saffron
Vitamin B3 2.86 1.46 Allspice
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.21 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 36 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.55 1.586 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.66 0.429 Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 2.36 2.067 Allspice
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/nutrients
  2. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.