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

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 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 167% 252% 0% 0% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 0% 0% 206%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.