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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 RAE, 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 Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Iron +645.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Copper +245.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 597% 3102% 248% 132% 135% 11% 99% 378%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Iron +645.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Copper +245.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 485% 34% 0% 172% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 206% 0% 1555%
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 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Marjoram Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 20.26g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 12.66g 11.43g Marjoram
Fats 7.04g 5.85g Marjoram
Carbs 60.56g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 271kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.09g g Saffron
Fiber 40.3g 3.9g Marjoram
Calcium 1990mg 111mg Marjoram
Iron 82.71mg 11.1mg Marjoram
Magnesium 346mg 264mg Marjoram
Phosphorus 306mg 252mg Marjoram
Potassium 1522mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 77mg 148mg Marjoram
Zinc 3.6mg 1.09mg Marjoram
Copper 1.133mg 0.328mg Marjoram
Vitamin A 8068IU 530IU Marjoram
Vitamin E 1.69mg mg Marjoram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 51.4mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.115mg Marjoram
Vitamin B2 0.316mg 0.267mg Marjoram
Vitamin B3 4.12mg 1.46mg Marjoram
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.19mg 1.01mg Marjoram
Folate 274µg 93µg Marjoram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg Marjoram
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.529g 1.586g Marjoram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.94g 0.429g Marjoram
Polyunsaturated fat 4.405g 2.067g Marjoram

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Marjoram 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
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

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)

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.