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Saffron vs Curry powder - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Saffron and Curry powder

  • Saffron has more Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Curry powder has more Fiber, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 874% more.
  • Saffron has 115 times more Vitamin C than Curry powder. Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Curry powder has 0.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, saffron and Spices, curry powder.

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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 +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +373%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 255
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 158% 717% 183% 158% 104% 7% 129% 400%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +373%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -64.9%
Contains more Zinc +331.2%
Contains more Copper +265.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 255

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 A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
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 2% 505% 0% 3% 44% 47% 62% 65% 25% 43% 0% 250%
Contains more Vitamin A +2689.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +11442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +861.9%
Contains more Folate +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%

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 Curry powder
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Curry powder Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 2.63g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 14.29g Curry powder
Fats 5.85g 14.01g Curry powder
Carbs 65.37g 55.83g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 325kcal Curry powder
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.79g Curry powder
Sugar g 2.76g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 53.2g Curry powder
Calcium 111mg 525mg Curry powder
Iron 11.1mg 19.1mg Curry powder
Magnesium 264mg 255mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 367mg Curry powder
Potassium 1724mg 1170mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 52mg Curry powder
Zinc 1.09mg 4.7mg Curry powder
Copper 0.328mg 1.2mg Curry powder
Vitamin A 530IU 19IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 25.24mg Curry powder
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0.7mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.176mg Curry powder
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.2mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 3.26mg Curry powder
Vitamin B5 mg 1.07mg Curry powder
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.105mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 56µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 99.8µg Curry powder
Tryptophan mg 0.11mg Curry powder
Threonine mg 0.35mg Curry powder
Isoleucine mg 0.63mg Curry powder
Leucine mg 0.89mg Curry powder
Lysine mg 0.7mg Curry powder
Methionine mg 0.19mg Curry powder
Phenylalanine mg 0.58mg Curry powder
Valine mg 0.75mg Curry powder
Histidine mg 0.29mg Curry powder
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.648g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 8.782g Curry powder
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 3.056g Curry powder

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Saffron Curry powder
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
87
Curry powder
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
231
Curry powder

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
86%
Curry powder
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
56%
Curry powder
Fats
27%
Saffron
65%
Curry powder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.76g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Curry powder
Curry powder contains less Sodium (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Curry powder
Curry powder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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. Curry powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170924/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.