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Saffron vs Cardamom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Saffron and Cardamom

  • Saffron has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Cardamom is higher in Fiber, Zinc, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Cardamom covers your daily need of Fiber 96% more than Saffron.
  • Saffron has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Cardamom. While Saffron has 1.01mg of Vitamin B6, Cardamom has only 0.23mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, saffron and Spices, cardamom.

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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 Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +245%
Contains more Copper +16.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 524% 115% 99% 164% 128% 204% 77% 3%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Calcium +245%
Contains more Copper +16.8%
Contains more Zinc +585.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.8%

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 C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.2%
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 70% 0% 0% 0% 50% 42% 21% 0% 54% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +339.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.2%

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
20
Cardamom
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
164
Cardamom

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
65%
Cardamom
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
68%
Cardamom
Fats
27%
Saffron
31%
Cardamom

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 Cardamom
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Saffron Cardamom
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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 cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cardamom
Cardamom contains less Sodium (difference - 130mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.906g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cardamom
Cardamom is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Cardamom Opinion
Calories 310 311 Cardamom
Protein 11.43 10.76 Saffron
Fats 5.85 6.7 Cardamom
Vitamin C 80.8 21 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 68.47 Cardamom
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 13.97 Cardamom
Calcium 111 383 Cardamom
Potassium 1724 1119 Saffron
Magnesium 264 229 Saffron
Sugar
Fiber 3.9 28 Cardamom
Copper 0.328 0.383 Cardamom
Zinc 1.09 7.47 Cardamom
Starch
Phosphorus 252 178 Saffron
Sodium 148 18 Cardamom
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.198 Cardamom
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.182 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 1.102 Saffron
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.23 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 0.68 Cardamom
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0.87 Cardamom
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0.43 Saffron
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. Cardamom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170919/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.