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Cardamom vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cardamom and Saffron

  • Cardamom has more Fiber, Zinc, Iron, and Calcium, however Saffron is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Cardamom covers your daily need of Fiber 96% more than Saffron.
  • Cardamom has 7 times more Zinc than Saffron. While Cardamom has 7.47mg of Zinc, Saffron has only 1.09mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cardamom and Spices, saffron.

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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 +245%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.3%
Contains more Copper +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 524% 164% 77% 99% 3% 204% 128%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +245%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.3%
Contains more Copper +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%

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 B1 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%
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% 70% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 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 B1 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cardamom Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 40.47g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 10.76g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 6.7g 5.85g Cardamom
Carbs 68.47g 65.37g Cardamom
Calories 311kcal 310kcal Cardamom
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 28g 3.9g Cardamom
Calcium 383mg 111mg Cardamom
Iron 13.97mg 11.1mg Cardamom
Magnesium 229mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 178mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 1119mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 18mg 148mg Cardamom
Zinc 7.47mg 1.09mg Cardamom
Copper 0.383mg 0.328mg Cardamom
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 21mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.198mg 0.115mg Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.102mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
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 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.68g 1.586g Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87g 0.429g Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43g 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cardamom 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
20
Cardamom
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
164
Cardamom
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
65%
Cardamom
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
65%
Saffron
Fats
31%
Cardamom
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 130mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.906g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.