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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
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Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Copper +343.2%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 19% 14% 35% 25% 18% 47% 144%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Copper +343.2%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%

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

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 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

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Mustard 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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.