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Saffron vs Black pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Saffron and Black pepper?

  • Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, and Phosphorus, yet Black pepper is higher in Copper, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Calcium.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 681% more.
  • Saffron has 5 times more Folate than Black pepper. While Saffron has 93µg of Folate, Black pepper has only 17µg.

We used Spices, saffron and Spices, pepper, black types 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
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.19

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 B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +447.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 547
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.108
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +247.1%
Contains more Folate +447.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 547
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.108

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 Black pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Saffron Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 38.65g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 10.39g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 3.26g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 63.95g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 251kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar g 0.64g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 111mg 443mg Black pepper
Iron 11.1mg 9.71mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 171mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 158mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 1329mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.09mg 1.19mg Black pepper
Copper 0.328mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 530IU 547IU Black pepper
Vitamin E mg 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.108mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.18mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 1.143mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.291mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 17µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine mg 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine mg 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine mg 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine mg 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.392g Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.998g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Saffron Black pepper
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
60
Saffron
60
Black pepper
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
160
Black pepper

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
62%
Black pepper
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
64%
Black pepper
Fats
27%
Saffron
15%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 128mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.194g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.