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Saffron vs Table salt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Saffron and Table salt

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, yet Table salt is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Table salt is 1679% higher.
  • Saffron contains 284 times more Manganese than Table salt. Saffron contains 28.408mg of Manganese, while Table salt contains 0.1mg.
  • Saffron contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Spices, saffron and Salt, table.

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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 +3263.6%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Copper +993.3%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 8% 1% 1% 10% 3% 0% 5056%
Contains more Iron +3263.6%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Copper +993.3%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Table salt
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
636
Table salt

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
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
0%
Table salt
Fats
27%
Saffron
0%
Table salt

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 Table salt
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Table salt
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 38610mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron 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 Table salt Opinion
Calories 310 0 Saffron
Protein 11.43 0 Saffron
Fats 5.85 0 Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8 0 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 0 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 0.33 Saffron
Calcium 111 24 Saffron
Potassium 1724 8 Saffron
Magnesium 264 1 Saffron
Sugars 0 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 0 Saffron
Copper 0.328 0.03 Saffron
Zinc 1.09 0.1 Saffron
Starch
Phosphorus 252 0 Saffron
Sodium 148 38758 Saffron
Vitamin A 530 0 Saffron
Vitamin E 0 Table salt
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0 Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267 0 Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46 0 Saffron
Vitamin B5 0 Table salt
Vitamin B6 1.01 0 Saffron
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Table salt
Folate 93 0 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 0 Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0 Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 0 Saffron
Tryptophan 0 Table salt
Threonine 0 Table salt
Isoleucine 0 Table salt
Leucine 0 Table salt
Lysine 0 Table salt
Methionine 0 Table salt
Phenylalanine 0 Table salt
Valine 0 Table salt
Histidine 0 Table salt
Fructose

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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.