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Saffron vs Fenugreek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Saffron and Fenugreek?

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Magnesium, while Fenugreek is higher in Iron, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1182% higher.
  • Fenugreek has 27 times less Vitamin C than Saffron. Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Fenugreek has 3mg.

We used Spices, saffron and Spices, fenugreek seed types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +123.9%
Contains more Calcium +58.6%
Contains more Iron +202.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +238.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 53% 1258% 137% 127% 68% 9% 69% 370%
Contains more Magnesium +38.2%
Contains more Potassium +123.9%
Contains more Calcium +58.6%
Contains more Iron +202.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.4%
Contains more Copper +238.4%

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 +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.3%
Contains more Folate +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
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 4% 0% 0% 10% 81% 85% 31% 0% 139% 43% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.3%
Contains more Folate +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Fenugreek Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 33.75g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 23g Fenugreek
Fats 5.85g 6.41g Fenugreek
Carbs 65.37g 58.35g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 323kcal Fenugreek
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 3.9g 24.6g Fenugreek
Calcium 111mg 176mg Fenugreek
Iron 11.1mg 33.53mg Fenugreek
Magnesium 264mg 191mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 296mg Fenugreek
Potassium 1724mg 770mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 67mg Fenugreek
Zinc 1.09mg 2.5mg Fenugreek
Copper 0.328mg 1.11mg Fenugreek
Vitamin A 530IU 60IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 3mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.322mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.366mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 1.64mg Fenugreek
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.6mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 57µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.391mg Fenugreek
Threonine mg 0.898mg Fenugreek
Isoleucine mg 1.241mg Fenugreek
Leucine mg 1.757mg Fenugreek
Lysine mg 1.684mg Fenugreek
Methionine mg 0.338mg Fenugreek
Phenylalanine mg 1.089mg Fenugreek
Valine mg 1.102mg Fenugreek
Histidine mg 0.668mg Fenugreek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.46g Fenugreek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Fenugreek
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
33
Fenugreek
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
261
Fenugreek

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
138%
Fenugreek
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
58%
Fenugreek
Fats
27%
Saffron
30%
Fenugreek

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek contains less Sodium (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.126g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Fenugreek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171324/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.