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Saffron vs Poppy seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Saffron and Poppy seed

  • Saffron has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, however Poppy seed is richer in Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 944% more than Poppy seed.
  • Poppy seed has 81 times less Vitamin C than Saffron. Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Poppy seed has 1mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, saffron and Spices, poppy seed.

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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 Iron +13.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.8%
Contains more Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Copper +396%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 432% 366% 248% 373% 64% 4% 216% 543%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.8%
Contains more Calcium +1195.5%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.2%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Zinc +624.8%
Contains more Copper +396%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +642.6%
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 0% 36% 0% 4% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 62% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.9%
Contains more Folate +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +642.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Poppy seed Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 8.63g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 17.99g Poppy seed
Fats 5.85g 41.56g Poppy seed
Carbs 65.37g 28.13g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 525kcal Poppy seed
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.29g Poppy seed
Sugar g 2.99g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 19.5g Poppy seed
Calcium 111mg 1438mg Poppy seed
Iron 11.1mg 9.76mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 347mg Poppy seed
Phosphorus 252mg 870mg Poppy seed
Potassium 1724mg 719mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 26mg Poppy seed
Zinc 1.09mg 7.9mg Poppy seed
Copper 0.328mg 1.627mg Poppy seed
Vitamin A 530IU 0IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 1.77mg Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 1mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.854mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.1mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0.896mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0.324mg Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.247mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 82µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Poppy seed
Tryptophan mg 0.184mg Poppy seed
Threonine mg 0.686mg Poppy seed
Isoleucine mg 0.819mg Poppy seed
Leucine mg 1.321mg Poppy seed
Lysine mg 0.952mg Poppy seed
Methionine mg 0.502mg Poppy seed
Phenylalanine mg 0.758mg Poppy seed
Valine mg 1.095mg Poppy seed
Histidine mg 0.471mg Poppy seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 4.517g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 5.982g Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 28.569g Poppy seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Poppy seed
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
36
Poppy seed
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
280
Poppy seed

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
108%
Poppy seed
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
28%
Poppy seed
Fats
27%
Saffron
192%
Poppy seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.99g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.931g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed contains less Sodium (difference - 122mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Poppy seed
Poppy seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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. Poppy seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171330/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.