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Saffron vs Orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Saffron and Orange?

  • Saffron is richer than Orange in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, and Folate.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1234% more.
  • Saffron has 111 times more Iron than Orange. While Saffron has 11.1mg of Iron, Orange has only 0.1mg.

We used Spices, saffron and Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties types in this article.

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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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1
Orange
Contains more Calcium +177.5%
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains more Magnesium +2540%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
Contains more Potassium +852.5%
Contains more Zinc +1457.1%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 4% 8% 6% 16% 0% 2% 15%
Contains more Calcium +177.5%
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains more Magnesium +2540%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
Contains more Potassium +852.5%
Contains more Zinc +1457.1%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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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Orange
Contains more Vitamin A +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +567.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1583.3%
Contains more Folate +210%
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 14% 4% 0% 178% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 23% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +567.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1583.3%
Contains more Folate +210%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Orange Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 9.35g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 0.94g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 0.12g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 11.75g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 47kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.35g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 2.4g Saffron
Calcium 111mg 40mg Saffron
Iron 11.1mg 0.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 10mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 14mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 181mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 0mg Orange
Zinc 1.09mg 0.07mg Saffron
Copper 0.328mg 0.045mg Saffron
Vitamin A 530IU 225IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 53.2mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.087mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.04mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0.282mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Orange
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.06mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 30µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Orange
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Orange
Threonine mg 0.015mg Orange
Isoleucine mg 0.025mg Orange
Leucine mg 0.023mg Orange
Lysine mg 0.047mg Orange
Methionine mg 0.02mg Orange
Phenylalanine mg 0.031mg Orange
Valine mg 0.04mg Orange
Histidine mg 0.018mg Orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0.015g Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.023g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.025g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Orange
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
24
Orange
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
8
Orange

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
6%
Orange
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
12%
Orange
Fats
27%
Saffron
1%
Orange

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.35g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 148mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.571g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Orange
Orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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. Orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169097/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.