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Saffron vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Saffron and Tarragon different?

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin C, while Tarragon is higher in Iron, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Folate, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 889% more than Tarragon.
  • Saffron contains 2 times more Vitamin C than Tarragon. Saffron contains 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Tarragon contains 50mg.

Spices, saffron and Spices, tarragon, dried 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 Calcium +926.1%
Contains more Iron +191%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Zinc +257.8%
Contains more Copper +106.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 342% 1212% 248% 135% 267% 9% 107% 226%
Contains more Calcium +926.1%
Contains more Iron +191%
Contains more Magnesium +31.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Zinc +257.8%
Contains more Copper +106.4%

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 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +692.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +401.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +513%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.6%
Contains more Folate +194.6%
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 252% 0% 0% 167% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 206% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +692.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +401.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +513%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.6%
Contains more Folate +194.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Tarragon Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 42.82g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 22.77g Tarragon
Fats 5.85g 7.24g Tarragon
Carbs 65.37g 50.22g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 295kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 3.9g 7.4g Tarragon
Calcium 111mg 1139mg Tarragon
Iron 11.1mg 32.3mg Tarragon
Magnesium 264mg 347mg Tarragon
Phosphorus 252mg 313mg Tarragon
Potassium 1724mg 3020mg Tarragon
Sodium 148mg 62mg Tarragon
Zinc 1.09mg 3.9mg Tarragon
Copper 0.328mg 0.677mg Tarragon
Vitamin A 530IU 4200IU Tarragon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 50mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.251mg Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 1.339mg Tarragon
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 8.95mg Tarragon
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 2.41mg Tarragon
Folate 93µg 274µg Tarragon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.881g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.474g Tarragon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 3.698g Tarragon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Tarragon
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
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
318
Tarragon

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
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
50%
Tarragon
Fats
27%
Saffron
33%
Tarragon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tarragon
Tarragon contains less Sodium (difference - 86mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.295g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.