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Saffron vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Saffron and Cumin

  • Saffron has more Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, while Cumin has more Iron, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1090% higher.
  • Cumin contains 10 times less Vitamin C than Saffron. Saffron contains 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Cumin contains 7.7mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, saffron and Spices, cumin seed.

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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
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Cumin
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Calcium +738.7%
Contains more Iron +497.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Equal in Potassium - 1788
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Calcium +738.7%
Contains more Iron +497.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains more Zinc +340.4%
Contains more Copper +164.3%
Equal in Potassium - 1788

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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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin C +949.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Folate +830%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.6%
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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +949.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.2%
Contains more Folate +830%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 33.74g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 5.85g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 65.37g 44.24g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.25g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 10.5g Cumin
Calcium 111mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 11.1mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 264mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 252mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1724mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 148mg 168mg Saffron
Zinc 1.09mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.328mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 530IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 7.7mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.435mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 10µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.535g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 3.279g Cumin

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Saffron Cumin
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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
44%
Cumin
Fats
27%
Saffron
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin 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.

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.