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Saffron vs Balsamic vinegar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Saffron and Balsamic vinegar?

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Calcium, while Balsamic vinegar is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1229% higher.
  • Balsamic vinegar has 22 times less Magnesium than Saffron. Saffron has 264mg of Magnesium, while Balsamic vinegar has 12mg.

We used Spices, saffron and Vinegar, balsamic types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +1441.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +1439.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Copper +1161.5%
Contains more Zinc +1262.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1226.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 9% 10% 9% 9% 3% 9% 3%
Contains more Iron +1441.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +1439.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Copper +1161.5%
Contains more Zinc +1262.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +1226.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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
0
Balsamic vinegar
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
9
Balsamic vinegar

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
3%
Balsamic vinegar
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
17%
Balsamic vinegar
Fats
27%
Saffron
0%
Balsamic vinegar

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 Balsamic vinegar
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

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Saffron Balsamic vinegar
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 - 14.95g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar contains less Sodium (difference - 125mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Balsamic vinegar Opinion
Calories 310 88 Saffron
Protein 11.43 0.49 Saffron
Fats 5.85 0 Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8 0 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 17.03 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 Balsamic vinegar
Vitamin D 0 Saffron
Iron 11.1 0.72 Saffron
Calcium 111 27 Saffron
Potassium 1724 112 Saffron
Magnesium 264 12 Saffron
Sugar 14.95 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 Saffron
Copper 0.328 0.026 Saffron
Zinc 1.09 0.08 Saffron
Starch
Phosphorus 252 19 Saffron
Sodium 148 23 Balsamic vinegar
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 Saffron
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.01 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 Saffron
Vitamin K
Folate 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 0 Balsamic vinegar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 Saffron
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 7.38 Balsamic vinegar

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. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/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.