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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 Iron +72.1%
Contains more Calcium +373%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 264
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 717% 158% 104% 183% 400% 129% 158% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Calcium +373%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
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 C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2% 505% 0% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 0% 250% 43%
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 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%

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 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

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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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.