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Mustard vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mustard and Saffron

  • Mustard has more Selenium, however Saffron is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, and Folate.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1217% more than Mustard.
  • Mustard has 7 times more Sodium than Saffron. While Mustard has 1104mg of Sodium, Saffron has only 148mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mustard, prepared, yellow 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 +76.2%
Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Copper +343.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 61% 35% 47% 14% 144% 18% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Copper +343.2%

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 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1342.9%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 1% 45% 17% 11% 16% 17% 6% 0% 4%
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 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1342.9%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mustard Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 1.83g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 3.74g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 3.34g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 5.83g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 60kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch 0.64g g Mustard
Fructose 0.23g g Mustard
Sugar 0.92g g Saffron
Fiber 4g 3.9g Mustard
Calcium 63mg 111mg Saffron
Iron 1.61mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 48mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 108mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 152mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 1104mg 148mg Saffron
Zinc 0.64mg 1.09mg Saffron
Copper 0.074mg 0.328mg Saffron
Vitamin A 109IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E 0.36mg mg Mustard
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.3mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.115mg Mustard
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 0.565mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.254mg mg Mustard
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 7µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.4µg µg Mustard
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Mustard
Threonine 0.167mg mg Mustard
Isoleucine 0.146mg mg Mustard
Leucine 0.292mg mg Mustard
Lysine 0.264mg mg Mustard
Methionine 0.076mg mg Mustard
Phenylalanine 0.161mg mg Mustard
Valine 0.189mg mg Mustard
Histidine 0.119mg mg Mustard
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.009g 0g Saffron
Saturated Fat 0.214g 1.586g Mustard
Monounsaturated Fat 2.182g 0.429g Mustard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.774g 2.067g Saffron

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Mustard 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
10
Mustard
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mustard
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
22%
Mustard
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
6%
Mustard
65%
Saffron
Fats
15%
Mustard
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 956mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mustard
Mustard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.372g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mustard
Mustard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Mustard
Mustard is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Mustard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172234/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.