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Saffron vs Allspice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Saffron and Allspice different?

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, and Phosphorus, while Allspice is higher in Fiber, Calcium, and Copper.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1107% more than Allspice.
  • Saffron contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Allspice. Saffron contains 1.01mg of Vitamin B6, while Allspice contains 0.21mg.

Spices, saffron and Spices, allspice, ground types were used in this article.

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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 +57.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +123%
Contains more Calcium +495.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Zinc - 1.01
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 265% 199% 93% 97% 185% 28% 49% 11%
Contains more Iron +57.2%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +123%
Contains more Calcium +495.5%
Contains more Copper +68.6%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Zinc - 1.01

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 C +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +381%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Equal in Vitamin A - 540
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 131% 33% 0% 0% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 0% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin C +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +381%
Contains more Folate +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Equal in Vitamin A - 540

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
60
Saffron
28
Allspice
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
115
Allspice

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
69%
Saffron
37%
Allspice
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
72%
Allspice
Fats
27%
Saffron
40%
Allspice

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

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Saffron Allspice
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 richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.964g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Allspice
Allspice contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Allspice
Allspice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food is cheaper?
Allspice
Allspice 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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Saffron Allspice Opinion
Calories 310 263 Saffron
Protein 11.43 6.09 Saffron
Fats 5.85 8.69 Allspice
Vitamin C 80.8 39.2 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 72.12 Allspice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 7.06 Saffron
Calcium 111 661 Allspice
Potassium 1724 1044 Saffron
Magnesium 264 135 Saffron
Sugar
Fiber 3.9 21.6 Allspice
Copper 0.328 0.553 Allspice
Zinc 1.09 1.01 Saffron
Starch
Phosphorus 252 113 Saffron
Sodium 148 77 Allspice
Vitamin A 530 540 Allspice
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.101 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.063 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 2.86 Allspice
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.21 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 36 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 2.55 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0.66 Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 2.36 Allspice
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients
  2. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/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.