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

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 +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 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 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
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%

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 Paprika
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Paprika Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 19.09g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 14.14g Paprika
Fats 5.85g 12.89g Paprika
Carbs 65.37g 53.99g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 282kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g 6.71g Paprika
Sugar g 10.34g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 34.9g Paprika
Calcium 111mg 229mg Paprika
Iron 11.1mg 21.14mg Paprika
Magnesium 264mg 178mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 314mg Paprika
Potassium 1724mg 2280mg Paprika
Sodium 148mg 68mg Paprika
Zinc 1.09mg 4.33mg Paprika
Copper 0.328mg 0.713mg Paprika
Vitamin A 530IU 49254IU Paprika
Vitamin E mg 29.1mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0.9mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.33mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 1.23mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 10.06mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 mg 2.51mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 2.141mg Paprika
Folate 93µg 49µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Paprika
Tryptophan mg 0.07mg Paprika
Threonine mg 0.49mg Paprika
Isoleucine mg 0.57mg Paprika
Leucine mg 0.92mg Paprika
Lysine mg 0.69mg Paprika
Methionine mg 0.2mg Paprika
Phenylalanine mg 0.61mg Paprika
Valine mg 0.75mg Paprika
Histidine mg 0.25mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 2.14g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 1.695g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 7.766g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Saffron Paprika
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
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 food.
Protein
69%
Saffron
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
54%
Paprika
Fats
27%
Saffron
59%
Paprika

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.