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Poppy seed vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Poppy seed and Saffron

  • Poppy seed has more Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, however Saffron is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 944% more than Poppy seed.
  • Saffron has 13 times less Calcium than Poppy seed. Poppy seed has 1438mg of Calcium, while Saffron has 111mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, poppy seed 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 Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Copper +396%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 366% 432% 64% 248% 543% 216% 373% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Copper +396%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.8%

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 +642.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
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 +642.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%

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
36
Poppy seed
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
280
Poppy seed
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
108%
Poppy seed
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
28%
Poppy seed
65%
Saffron
Fats
192%
Poppy seed
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.
Poppy seed Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Poppy seed Saffron
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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 - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.931g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed contains less Sodium (difference - 122mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Poppy seed Saffron Opinion
Calories 525 310 Poppy seed
Protein 17.99 11.43 Poppy seed
Fats 41.56 5.85 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 1 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 28.13 65.37 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.76 11.1 Saffron
Calcium 1438 111 Poppy seed
Potassium 719 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 347 264 Poppy seed
Sugar 2.99 Saffron
Fiber 19.5 3.9 Poppy seed
Copper 1.627 0.328 Poppy seed
Zinc 7.9 1.09 Poppy seed
Starch
Phosphorus 870 252 Poppy seed
Sodium 26 148 Poppy seed
Vitamin A 0 530 Saffron
Vitamin E 1.77 Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.854 0.115 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.1 0.267 Saffron
Vitamin B3 0.896 1.46 Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.324 Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 0.247 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Poppy seed
Folate 82 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 4.517 1.586 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 5.982 0.429 Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 28.569 2.067 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

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. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.