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Balsamic vinegar vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Balsamic vinegar and Saffron?

  • Saffron has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Calcium than Balsamic vinegar.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1229% higher.

We used Vinegar, balsamic and Spices, saffron types in this comparison.

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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
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +1441.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1226.3%
Contains more Potassium +1439.3%
Contains more Zinc +1262.5%
Contains more Copper +1161.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +1441.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1226.3%
Contains more Potassium +1439.3%
Contains more Zinc +1262.5%
Contains more Copper +1161.5%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Balsamic vinegar Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 17.03g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 0.49g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 0g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 17.03g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 88kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose 7.38g g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar 14.95g g Saffron
Fiber g 3.9g Saffron
Calcium 27mg 111mg Saffron
Iron 0.72mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 12mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 19mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 112mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 23mg 148mg Balsamic vinegar
Zinc 0.08mg 1.09mg Saffron
Copper 0.026mg 0.328mg Saffron
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Saffron
Vitamin D µg 0µg Saffron
Vitamin C 0mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 mg 0.115mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Saffron
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Balsamic vinegar
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 1.586g Balsamic vinegar
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat g 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Balsamic vinegar
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
9
Balsamic vinegar
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 food.
Protein
3%
Balsamic vinegar
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
17%
Balsamic vinegar
65%
Saffron
Fats
0%
Balsamic vinegar
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.95g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar contains less Sodium (difference - 125mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)

References

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

  1. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/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.