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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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Orange
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains more Calcium +177.5%
Contains more Potassium +852.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2540%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains more Zinc +1457.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 12% 16% 8% 15% 2% 6% 0%
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains more Calcium +177.5%
Contains more Potassium +852.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2540%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains more Zinc +1457.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1700%
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 C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.6%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 270% 32% 0% 0% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 0% 0% 70%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 178% 14% 4% 0% 22% 10% 6% 15% 14% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.6%
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 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 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

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Saffron Orange
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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