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

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

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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