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Onion powder vs. Saffron — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Onion powder and Saffron

  • Onion powder has more Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Calcium, and Zinc, however, Saffron is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1179% more than Onion powder.
  • Onion powder has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Saffron. While Onion powder has 0.457mg of Vitamin B1, Saffron has only 0.115mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, onion powder 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +245.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Zinc +271.6%
Contains more Copper +79.9%
Contains more Selenium +155.4%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +133.6%
Contains more Potassium +75%
Contains more Manganese +2085.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 146% 81% 138% 87% 9.5% 110% 197% 170% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 416% 189% 108% 152% 19% 30% 109% 3705% 31%
Contains more Calcium +245.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Zinc +271.6%
Contains more Copper +79.9%
Contains more Selenium +155.4%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +133.6%
Contains more Potassium +75%
Contains more Manganese +2085.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +297.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +45.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5.4% 0% 78% 114% 18% 6% 44% 166% 48% 0% 21% 10%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 269% 29% 62% 27% 0% 233% 70% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +297.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +45.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +21%
Contains more Fats +462.5%
Contains more Water +120.8%
Contains more Other +34.9%
Equal in Protein - 11.43
10% 79% 5% 4%
Protein: 10.41 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 79.12 g
Water: 5.39 g
Other: 4.04 g
11% 6% 65% 12% 5%
Protein: 11.43 g
Fats: 5.85 g
Carbs: 65.37 g
Water: 11.9 g
Other: 5.45 g
Contains more Carbs +21%
Contains more Fats +462.5%
Contains more Water +120.8%
Contains more Other +34.9%
Equal in Protein - 11.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +112.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +566.8%
30% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.219 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.202 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.31 g
39% 11% 51%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.429 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.067 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +112.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +566.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Onion powder Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion powder Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 63.92g 61.47g Onion powder
Protein 10.41g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 1.04g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 79.12g 65.37g Onion powder
Calories 341kcal 310kcal Onion powder
Fructose 1.67g Onion powder
Sugar 6.63g Saffron
Fiber 15.2g 3.9g Onion powder
Calcium 384mg 111mg Onion powder
Iron 3.9mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 113mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 322mg 252mg Onion powder
Potassium 985mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 73mg 148mg Onion powder
Zinc 4.05mg 1.09mg Onion powder
Copper 0.59mg 0.328mg Onion powder
Manganese 1.3mg 28.408mg Saffron
Selenium 14.3µg 5.6µg Onion powder
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 27µg Saffron
Vitamin E 0.27mg Onion powder
Vitamin C 23.4mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.457mg 0.115mg Onion powder
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 0.321mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.732mg Onion powder
Vitamin B6 0.718mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 64µg 93µg Saffron
Choline 39mg Onion powder
Vitamin K 4.1µg Onion powder
Tryptophan 0.06mg Onion powder
Threonine 0.14mg Onion powder
Isoleucine 0.14mg Onion powder
Leucine 0.22mg Onion powder
Lysine 0.49mg Onion powder
Methionine 0.09mg Onion powder
Phenylalanine 0.28mg Onion powder
Valine 0.17mg Onion powder
Histidine 0.16mg Onion powder
Saturated Fat 0.219g 1.586g Onion powder
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.006g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.202g 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 0.31g 2.067g Saffron
Omega-3 - ALA 0.015g Onion powder

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion powder Saffron
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Onion powder
56%
Saffron
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
113%
Onion powder
479%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion powder
Onion powder contains less Sodium (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.367g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion powder
Onion powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion powder
Onion powder is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Onion powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171327/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.