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

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 C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
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 B1 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%

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
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 the food
Protein
65%
Cardamom
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
68%
Cardamom
65%
Saffron
Fats
31%
Cardamom
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.
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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cardamom 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 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 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 minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Cardamom Saffron Opinion
Calories 311 310 Cardamom
Protein 10.76 11.43 Saffron
Fats 6.7 5.85 Cardamom
Vitamin C 21 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 68.47 65.37 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.97 11.1 Cardamom
Calcium 383 111 Cardamom
Potassium 1119 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 229 264 Saffron
Sugars
Fiber 28 3.9 Cardamom
Copper 0.383 0.328 Cardamom
Zinc 7.47 1.09 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 178 252 Saffron
Sodium 18 148 Cardamom
Vitamin A 0 530 Saffron
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.198 0.115 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.267 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.102 1.46 Saffron
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.23 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.68 1.586 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.87 0.429 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.43 2.067 Saffron
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. 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.