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Saffron vs Cocoa solids - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Saffron and Cocoa solids

  • Saffron has more Manganese, and Vitamin B6, however Cocoa solids has more Copper, Fiber, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1068% more.
  • Saffron has 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Cocoa solids. Saffron has 1.01mg of Vitamin B6, while Cocoa solids have 0.118mg.
  • Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, saffron and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened.

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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 +13.1%
Contains more Iron +24.9%
Contains more Calcium +15.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89%
Contains more Copper +1054.9%
Contains more Zinc +524.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains more Iron +24.9%
Contains more Calcium +15.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89%
Contains more Copper +1054.9%
Contains more Zinc +524.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +755.9%
Contains more Folate +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.241
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% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +755.9%
Contains more Folate +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.241

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
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
352
Cocoa solids

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
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
27%
Saffron
63%
Cocoa solids

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

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Saffron Cocoa solids
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 - 1.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.484g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids contains less Sodium (difference - 127mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Cocoa solids Opinion
Calories 310 228 Saffron
Protein 11.43 19.6 Cocoa solids
Fats 5.85 13.7 Cocoa solids
Vitamin C 80.8 0 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 57.9 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 13.86 Cocoa solids
Calcium 111 128 Cocoa solids
Potassium 1724 1524 Saffron
Magnesium 264 499 Cocoa solids
Sugar 1.75 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 37 Cocoa solids
Copper 0.328 3.788 Cocoa solids
Zinc 1.09 6.81 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 252 734 Cocoa solids
Sodium 148 21 Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E 0.1 Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.078 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.241 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 2.185 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B5 0.254 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.118 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 Cocoa solids
Folate 93 32 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 Cocoa solids
Saturated Fat 1.586 8.07 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 4.57 Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0.44 Saffron
Tryptophan 0.293 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76 Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202 Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.941 Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339 Cocoa solids
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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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.