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Saffron vs. White pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Saffron and White pepper different?

  • Saffron is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium, and Folate, however, White pepper is richer in Fiber, Copper, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Saffron is 1048% higher.
  • Saffron contains 24 times more Potassium than White pepper. While Saffron contains 1724mg of Potassium, White pepper contains only 73mg.

Spices, saffron and Spices, pepper, white are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +193.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.2%
Contains more Potassium +2261.6%
Contains more Manganese +560.7%
Contains more Selenium +80.6%
Contains more Calcium +138.7%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Equal in Zinc - 1.13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110% 3706% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 80% 537% 65% 76% 7% 1% 31% 304% 561% 17%
Contains more Magnesium +193.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.2%
Contains more Potassium +2261.6%
Contains more Manganese +560.7%
Contains more Selenium +80.6%
Contains more Calcium +138.7%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Copper +177.4%
Equal in Zinc - 1.13

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +588.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +910%
Contains more Folate +830%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 70% 6% 30% 4% 0% 24% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +284.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +588.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +910%
Contains more Folate +830%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +175.9%
Contains more Other +36.7%
Equal in Protein - 10.4
Equal in Carbs - 68.61
Equal in Water - 11.42
11% 6% 65% 12% 5%
Protein: 11.43 g
Fats: 5.85 g
Carbs: 65.37 g
Water: 11.9 g
Other: 5.45 g
10% 2% 69% 11% 7%
Protein: 10.4 g
Fats: 2.12 g
Carbs: 68.61 g
Water: 11.42 g
Other: 7.45 g
Contains more Fats +175.9%
Contains more Other +36.7%
Equal in Protein - 10.4
Equal in Carbs - 68.61
Equal in Water - 11.42

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +235.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.9%
39% 11% 51%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.429 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.067 g
31% 39% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.626 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.789 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.616 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +235.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Saffron White pepper
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Saffron White pepper Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 42.41g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 10.4g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 2.12g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 68.61g White pepper
Calories 310kcal 296kcal Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 26.2g White pepper
Calcium 111mg 265mg White pepper
Iron 11.1mg 14.31mg White pepper
Magnesium 264mg 90mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg 176mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 73mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 5mg White pepper
Zinc 1.09mg 1.13mg White pepper
Copper 0.328mg 0.91mg White pepper
Manganese 28.408mg 4.3mg Saffron
Selenium 5.6µg 3.1µg Saffron
Vitamin A 530IU 0IU Saffron
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 0µg Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8mg 21mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.022mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.126mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 0.212mg Saffron
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 0.1mg Saffron
Folate 93µg 10µg Saffron
Saturated Fat 1.586g 0.626g White pepper
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.789g White pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 0.616g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron White pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Saffron
11%
White pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
479%
Saffron
167%
White pepper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
White pepper
White pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
White pepper
White pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.96g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
White pepper
White pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
White pepper
White pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saffron
Saffron is relatively richer in vitamins
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients
  2. White pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170933/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.