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Saffron vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Saffron and Cayenne pepper different?

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Iron, and Magnesium, while Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1148% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Saffron contains 2 times more Magnesium than Cayenne pepper. Saffron contains 264mg of Magnesium, while Cayenne pepper contains 152mg.

Spices, saffron and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne types were used 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
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +13.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +13.7%

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 +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Contains more Folate +14%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Contains more Folate +14%
Equal in Vitamin C - 76.4

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 Cayenne pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 29.43g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 5.85g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 65.37g 56.63g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 111mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 11.1mg 7.8mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 152mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 1724mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 148mg 30mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 1.09mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.328mg 0.373mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 530IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 76.4mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 93µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.586g 3.26g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
27%
Saffron
80%
Cayenne pepper

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 - 1.674g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 118mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.