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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
Contains more Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Copper +396%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 432% 366% 248% 373% 64% 4% 216% 543%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Copper +396%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 36% 0% 4% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 62% 0% 0%
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 +642.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Poppy seed Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 8.63g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 17.99g 11.43g Poppy seed
Fats 41.56g 5.85g Poppy seed
Carbs 28.13g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 525kcal 310kcal Poppy seed
Starch g g
Fructose 0.29g g Poppy seed
Sugar 2.99g g Saffron
Fiber 19.5g 3.9g Poppy seed
Calcium 1438mg 111mg Poppy seed
Iron 9.76mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 347mg 264mg Poppy seed
Phosphorus 870mg 252mg Poppy seed
Potassium 719mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 26mg 148mg Poppy seed
Zinc 7.9mg 1.09mg Poppy seed
Copper 1.627mg 0.328mg Poppy seed
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E 1.77mg mg Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.854mg 0.115mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 0.896mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.324mg mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 0.247mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 82µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184mg mg Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686mg mg Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819mg mg Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321mg mg Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952mg mg Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502mg mg Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758mg mg Poppy seed
Valine 1.095mg mg Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471mg mg Poppy seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 4.517g 1.586g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 5.982g 0.429g Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 28.569g 2.067g Poppy seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Poppy seed 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
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

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.

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.