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Saffron vs Vanilla extract - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Saffron and Vanilla extract?

  • Saffron is richer than Vanilla extract in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Folate, and Fiber.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1225% more.
  • Saffron has 10000000 times more Vitamin C than Vanilla extract. While Saffron has 80.8mg of Vitamin C, Vanilla extract has only 0mg.

We used Spices, saffron and Vanilla extract types 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 +909.1%
Contains more Iron +9150%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4100%
Contains more Potassium +1064.9%
Contains more Zinc +890.9%
Contains more Copper +355.6%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 5% 9% 3% 14% 2% 3% 24%
Contains more Calcium +909.1%
Contains more Iron +9150%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4100%
Contains more Potassium +1064.9%
Contains more Zinc +890.9%
Contains more Copper +355.6%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%

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 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3784.6%
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% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3784.6%
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 Vanilla extract
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron Vanilla extract Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 12.65g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 0.06g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 0.06g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 12.65g Saffron
Calories 310kcal 288kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 12.65g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 0g Saffron
Calcium 111mg 11mg Saffron
Iron 11.1mg 0.12mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg 12mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 6mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 148mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 9mg Vanilla extract
Zinc 1.09mg 0.11mg Saffron
Copper 0.328mg 0.072mg Saffron
Vitamin A 530IU 0IU Saffron
Vitamin E mg 0mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 0mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.011mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.095mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0.425mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 mg 0.035mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.026mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 0µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Vanilla extract
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 0.01g Vanilla extract
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.01g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.004g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Saffron Vanilla extract
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
3
Vanilla extract
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
8
Vanilla extract

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%
Vanilla extract
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
13%
Vanilla extract
Fats
27%
Saffron
0%
Vanilla extract

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract contains less Sodium (difference - 139mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.576g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
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. Vanilla extract - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173471/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.