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Saffron vs Mustard - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Saffron and Mustard

  • Saffron has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, and Folate, however Mustard is higher in Selenium.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1217% more than Mustard.
  • Saffron has 269 times more Vitamin C than Mustard. While Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, Mustard has only 0.3mg.
  • Saffron has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, saffron and Mustard, prepared, yellow.

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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 Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Copper +343.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 61% 35% 47% 14% 144% 18% 25%
Contains more Calcium +76.2%
Contains more Iron +589.4%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains less Sodium -86.6%
Contains more Zinc +70.3%
Contains more Copper +343.2%

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 +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1342.9%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%
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 7% 8% 0% 1% 45% 17% 11% 16% 17% 6% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +26833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1342.9%
Contains more Folate +1228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Mustard Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 1.83g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 3.74g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 3.34g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 5.83g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 60kcal Saffron
Starch g 0.64g Mustard
Fructose g 0.23g Mustard
Sugar g 0.92g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 4g Mustard
Calcium 111mg 63mg Saffron
Iron 11.1mg 1.61mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 48mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 108mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 152mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 1104mg Saffron
Zinc 1.09mg 0.64mg Saffron
Copper 0.328mg 0.074mg Saffron
Vitamin A 530IU 109IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 0.36mg Mustard
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0.3mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.177mg Mustard
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.07mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0.565mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0.254mg Mustard
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.07mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 7µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.4µg Mustard
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Mustard
Threonine mg 0.167mg Mustard
Isoleucine mg 0.146mg Mustard
Leucine mg 0.292mg Mustard
Lysine mg 0.264mg Mustard
Methionine mg 0.076mg Mustard
Phenylalanine mg 0.161mg Mustard
Valine mg 0.189mg Mustard
Histidine mg 0.119mg Mustard
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.009g Saffron
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0.214g Mustard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 2.182g Mustard
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.774g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Mustard
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
10
Mustard
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
45
Mustard

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
22%
Mustard
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
6%
Mustard
Fats
27%
Saffron
15%
Mustard

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 956mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mustard
Mustard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.372g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mustard
Mustard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Mustard
Mustard is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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. Mustard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172234/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.