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Black pepper vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black pepper and Saffron?

  • Black pepper is higher in Copper, Fiber, and Calcium, yet Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 681% more.
  • Black pepper has 6 times more Fiber than Saffron. While Black pepper has 25.3g of Fiber, Saffron has only 3.9g.

We used Spices, pepper, black and Spices, saffron types 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
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.09
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +447.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 530
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.115
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +447.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 530
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.115

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
60
Black pepper
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
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
62%
Black pepper
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
65%
Saffron
Fats
15%
Black pepper
27%
Saffron

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.
Black pepper Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Black pepper Saffron
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 128mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.194g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Saffron Opinion
Calories 251 310 Saffron
Protein 10.39 11.43 Saffron
Fats 3.26 5.85 Saffron
Vitamin C 0 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 63.95 65.37 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 11.1 Saffron
Calcium 443 111 Black pepper
Potassium 1329 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 171 264 Saffron
Sugar 0.64 Saffron
Fiber 25.3 3.9 Black pepper
Copper 1.33 0.328 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 1.09 Black pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 158 252 Saffron
Sodium 20 148 Black pepper
Vitamin A 547 530 Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04 Black pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.115 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.267 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.143 1.46 Saffron
Vitamin B5 1.399 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 17 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.392 1.586 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 0.429 Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 2.067 Saffron
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.