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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 Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.5%
Contains more Calcium +299.1%
Contains more Copper +305.5%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
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 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% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
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 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 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

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Saffron Black pepper
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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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.