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Cumin vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cumin and Saffron

  • Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Fiber, while Saffron has more Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1090% higher.
  • Saffron contains 8 times less Calcium than Cumin. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Saffron contains 111mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, cumin seed 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
Cumin
7
:
Contains more Iron +497.8%
Contains more Calcium +738.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.6%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Equal in Potassium - 1724
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +497.8%
Contains more Calcium +738.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.6%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Equal in Potassium - 1724

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
Cumin
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +949.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Folate +830%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 A +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +949.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Folate +830%

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
51
Cumin
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
65%
Saffron
Fats
103%
Cumin
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.
Cumin Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cumin 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 lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Cumin Saffron Opinion
Calories 375 310 Cumin
Protein 17.81 11.43 Cumin
Fats 22.27 5.85 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 44.24 65.37 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 11.1 Cumin
Calcium 931 111 Cumin
Potassium 1788 1724 Cumin
Magnesium 366 264 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 Saffron
Fiber 10.5 3.9 Cumin
Copper 0.867 0.328 Cumin
Zinc 4.8 1.09 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 252 Cumin
Sodium 168 148 Saffron
Vitamin A 1270 530 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.115 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.267 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.46 Cumin
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.435 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 10 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 1.586 Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 0.429 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 2.067 Cumin
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.