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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 than Table salt in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Table salt is 1679% higher.
  • Saffron contains 10000000 times more Vitamin C than Table salt. Saffron contains 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Table salt contains 0mg.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +3263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +993.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +3263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +993.3%

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

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 Table salt
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Table salt Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 0g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 0g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 0g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 0g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 0kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 0g Saffron
Calcium 111mg 24mg Saffron
Iron 11.1mg 0.33mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 1mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 0mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 8mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 38758mg Saffron
Zinc 1.09mg 0.1mg Saffron
Copper 0.328mg 0.03mg Saffron
Vitamin A 530IU 0IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 0mg Table salt
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Table salt
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 0µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Table salt
Tryptophan mg 0mg Table salt
Threonine mg 0mg Table salt
Isoleucine mg 0mg Table salt
Leucine mg 0mg Table salt
Lysine mg 0mg Table salt
Methionine mg 0mg Table salt
Phenylalanine mg 0mg Table salt
Valine mg 0mg Table salt
Histidine mg 0mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Table salt
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
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 food.
Protein
69%
Saffron
0%
Table salt
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
0%
Table salt
Fats
27%
Saffron
0%
Table salt

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

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. 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.