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Curry powder vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Curry powder and Saffron

  • Curry powder has more Fiber, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Saffron has more Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 874% more.
  • Curry powder has 14 times more Fiber than Saffron. Curry powder has 53.2g of Fiber, while Saffron has 3.9g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, curry powder 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 +373%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 264
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +373%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 264

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 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
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 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Curry powder Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 2.63g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 14.29g 11.43g Curry powder
Fats 14.01g 5.85g Curry powder
Carbs 55.83g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 325kcal 310kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose 0.79g g Curry powder
Sugar 2.76g g Saffron
Fiber 53.2g 3.9g Curry powder
Calcium 525mg 111mg Curry powder
Iron 19.1mg 11.1mg Curry powder
Magnesium 255mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 367mg 252mg Curry powder
Potassium 1170mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 52mg 148mg Curry powder
Zinc 4.7mg 1.09mg Curry powder
Copper 1.2mg 0.328mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 19IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E 25.24mg mg Curry powder
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.115mg Curry powder
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 3.26mg 1.46mg Curry powder
Vitamin B5 1.07mg mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 0.105mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 56µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 99.8µg µg Curry powder
Tryptophan 0.11mg mg Curry powder
Threonine 0.35mg mg Curry powder
Isoleucine 0.63mg mg Curry powder
Leucine 0.89mg mg Curry powder
Lysine 0.7mg mg Curry powder
Methionine 0.19mg mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine 0.58mg mg Curry powder
Valine 0.75mg mg Curry powder
Histidine 0.29mg mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.648g 1.586g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 8.782g 0.429g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 3.056g 2.067g Curry powder

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Curry powder 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
87
Curry powder
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
231
Curry powder
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
86%
Curry powder
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
56%
Curry powder
65%
Saffron
Fats
65%
Curry powder
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.76g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Curry powder
Curry powder contains less Sodium (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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.

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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.