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Saffron vs Marjoram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Saffron and Marjoram

  • Saffron has more Manganese, and Vitamin C, however Marjoram is richer in Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Copper, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Magnesium.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 999% more than Marjoram.
  • Marjoram has 2 times less Vitamin C than Saffron. Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Marjoram has 51.4mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, saffron and Spices, marjoram, dried.

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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 +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Iron +645.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Copper +245.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 597% 3102% 248% 132% 135% 11% 99% 378%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +1692.8%
Contains more Iron +645.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Zinc +230.3%
Contains more Copper +245.4%

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 C +57.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1422.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +194.6%
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 485% 34% 0% 172% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 206% 0% 1555%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1422.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +194.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Marjoram Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 20.26g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 12.66g Marjoram
Fats 5.85g 7.04g Marjoram
Carbs 65.37g 60.56g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 271kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 4.09g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 40.3g Marjoram
Calcium 111mg 1990mg Marjoram
Iron 11.1mg 82.71mg Marjoram
Magnesium 264mg 346mg Marjoram
Phosphorus 252mg 306mg Marjoram
Potassium 1724mg 1522mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 77mg Marjoram
Zinc 1.09mg 3.6mg Marjoram
Copper 0.328mg 1.133mg Marjoram
Vitamin A 530IU 8068IU Marjoram
Vitamin E mg 1.69mg Marjoram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 51.4mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.289mg Marjoram
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.316mg Marjoram
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 4.12mg Marjoram
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 1.19mg Marjoram
Folate 93µg 274µg Marjoram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 621.7µg Marjoram
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 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0.529g Marjoram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.94g Marjoram
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 4.405g Marjoram

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Saffron Marjoram
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
246
Marjoram
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
587
Marjoram

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
76%
Marjoram
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
61%
Marjoram
Fats
27%
Saffron
32%
Marjoram

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Marjoram
Marjoram contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Marjoram
Marjoram is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Marjoram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170928/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.