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Fenugreek vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fenugreek and Saffron?

  • Fenugreek is richer in Iron, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, while Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Magnesium.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1182% higher.
  • Saffron has 6 times less Fiber than Fenugreek. Fenugreek has 24.6g of Fiber, while Saffron has 3.9g.

We used Spices, fenugreek seed and Spices, saffron types in this comparison.

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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 +58.6%
Contains more Iron +202.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +238.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +123.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +58.6%
Contains more Iron +202.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +238.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +123.9%

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 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.3%
Contains more Folate +63.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 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 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.3%
Contains more Folate +63.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fenugreek Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 33.75g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 23g 11.43g Fenugreek
Fats 6.41g 5.85g Fenugreek
Carbs 58.35g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 323kcal 310kcal Fenugreek
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 24.6g 3.9g Fenugreek
Calcium 176mg 111mg Fenugreek
Iron 33.53mg 11.1mg Fenugreek
Magnesium 191mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 296mg 252mg Fenugreek
Potassium 770mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 67mg 148mg Fenugreek
Zinc 2.5mg 1.09mg Fenugreek
Copper 1.11mg 0.328mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 60IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.322mg 0.115mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.366mg 0.267mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.64mg 1.46mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 57µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.391mg mg Fenugreek
Threonine 0.898mg mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine 1.241mg mg Fenugreek
Leucine 1.757mg mg Fenugreek
Lysine 1.684mg mg Fenugreek
Methionine 0.338mg mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine 1.089mg mg Fenugreek
Valine 1.102mg mg Fenugreek
Histidine 0.668mg mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.46g 1.586g Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat g 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fenugreek 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
33
Fenugreek
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
261
Fenugreek
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
138%
Fenugreek
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
58%
Fenugreek
65%
Saffron
Fats
30%
Fenugreek
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek contains less Sodium (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.126g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.