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Saffron vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Saffron and Paprika

  • Saffron is higher in Manganese and Vitamin C, yet Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper and Zinc.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 1166% more than Paprika.
  • Saffron contains 90 times more Vitamin C than Paprika. While Saffron contains 80.8mg of Vitamin C, Paprika contains only 0.9mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, saffron and Spices, paprika.

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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 Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%

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 +8877.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +9193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
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 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +8877.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +9193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%

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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
211
Paprika

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
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
54%
Paprika
Fats
27%
Saffron
59%
Paprika

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 Paprika
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Paprika
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 - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.554g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 80mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Paprika Opinion
Calories 310 282 Saffron
Protein 11.43 14.14 Paprika
Fats 5.85 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 80.8 0.9 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 53.99 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 21.14 Paprika
Calcium 111 229 Paprika
Potassium 1724 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 264 178 Saffron
Sugars 10.34 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 34.9 Paprika
Copper 0.328 0.713 Paprika
Zinc 1.09 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 252 314 Paprika
Sodium 148 68 Paprika
Vitamin A 530 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.267 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.46 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 1.01 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Paprika
Folate 93 49 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 2.14 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.