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Marjoram vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Marjoram and Saffron

  • Marjoram has more Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Copper, Folate, Vitamin A, Zinc, and Magnesium, however Saffron is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin C.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 999% more than Marjoram.
  • Saffron has 18 times less Calcium than Marjoram. Marjoram has 1990mg of Calcium, while Saffron has 111mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, marjoram, dried 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 +645.1%
Contains more Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Copper +245.4%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3102% 597% 135% 248% 378% 99% 132% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +645.1%
Contains more Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Copper +245.4%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%

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 A +1422.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 172% 485% 34% 0% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 0% 1555% 206%
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 +1422.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.2%

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
246
Marjoram
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
587
Marjoram
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
76%
Marjoram
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
61%
Marjoram
65%
Saffron
Fats
32%
Marjoram
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.
Marjoram Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Marjoram 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 - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Marjoram
Marjoram contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Marjoram
Marjoram is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marjoram Saffron Opinion
Calories 271 310 Saffron
Protein 12.66 11.43 Marjoram
Fats 7.04 5.85 Marjoram
Vitamin C 51.4 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 60.56 65.37 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 82.71 11.1 Marjoram
Calcium 1990 111 Marjoram
Potassium 1522 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 346 264 Marjoram
Sugar 4.09 Saffron
Fiber 40.3 3.9 Marjoram
Copper 1.133 0.328 Marjoram
Zinc 3.6 1.09 Marjoram
Starch
Phosphorus 306 252 Marjoram
Sodium 77 148 Marjoram
Vitamin A 8068 530 Marjoram
Vitamin E 1.69 Marjoram
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.289 0.115 Marjoram
Vitamin B2 0.316 0.267 Marjoram
Vitamin B3 4.12 1.46 Marjoram
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.19 1.01 Marjoram
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Marjoram
Folate 274 93 Marjoram
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.529 1.586 Marjoram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.94 0.429 Marjoram
Polyunsaturated fat 4.405 2.067 Marjoram
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. Marjoram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170928/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.