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

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 +7980%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 4% 0% 36% 0% 214% 24% 17% 20% 57% 0% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin C +7980%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
69%
Saffron
108%
Poppy seed
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
28%
Poppy seed
Fats
27%
Saffron
192%
Poppy seed

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Poppy seed
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 contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Saffron Poppy seed Opinion
Calories 310 525 Poppy seed
Protein 11.43 17.99 Poppy seed
Fats 5.85 41.56 Poppy seed
Vitamin C 80.8 1 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 28.13 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 9.76 Saffron
Calcium 111 1438 Poppy seed
Potassium 1724 719 Saffron
Magnesium 264 347 Poppy seed
Sugars 2.99 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 19.5 Poppy seed
Copper 0.328 1.627 Poppy seed
Zinc 1.09 7.9 Poppy seed
Starch
Phosphorus 252 870 Poppy seed
Sodium 148 26 Poppy seed
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E 1.77 Poppy seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.854 Poppy seed
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.1 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 0.896 Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.324 Poppy seed
Vitamin B6 1.01 0.247 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Poppy seed
Folate 93 82 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 4.517 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 5.982 Poppy seed
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 28.569 Poppy seed
Tryptophan 0.184 Poppy seed
Threonine 0.686 Poppy seed
Isoleucine 0.819 Poppy seed
Leucine 1.321 Poppy seed
Lysine 0.952 Poppy seed
Methionine 0.502 Poppy seed
Phenylalanine 0.758 Poppy seed
Valine 1.095 Poppy seed
Histidine 0.471 Poppy seed
Fructose 0.29 Poppy seed

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.