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Paprika vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Paprika and Saffron

  • Paprika is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Zinc, yet Saffron is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin C.
  • Saffron covers your daily Manganese needs 1166% more than Paprika.
  • Paprika contains 91 times more Vitamin A RAE than Saffron. While Paprika contains 2463µg of Vitamin A RAE, Saffron contains only 27µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, paprika and Spices, saffron.

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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 +106.3%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%

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 +9193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Vitamin C +8877.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +9193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +360.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Vitamin C +8877.8%
Contains more Folate +89.8%

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.
Paprika Saffron
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 14.14g 11.43g Paprika
Fats 12.89g 5.85g Paprika
Carbs 53.99g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 282kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose 6.71g g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g g Saffron
Fiber 34.9g 3.9g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 111mg Paprika
Iron 21.14mg 11.1mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 314mg 252mg Paprika
Potassium 2280mg 1724mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 148mg Paprika
Zinc 4.33mg 1.09mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 0.328mg Paprika
Vitamin A 49254IU 530IU Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.115mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.267mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 1.46mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51mg mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 1.01mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07mg mg Paprika
Threonine 0.49mg mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57mg mg Paprika
Leucine 0.92mg mg Paprika
Lysine 0.69mg mg Paprika
Methionine 0.2mg mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61mg mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg mg Paprika
Histidine 0.25mg mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.14g 1.586g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 0.429g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 2.067g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Paprika Saffron
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
415
Paprika
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
132
Saffron

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
85%
Paprika
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
65%
Saffron
Fats
59%
Paprika
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.554g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Paprika
Paprika contains less Sodium (difference - 80mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika 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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/nutrients
  2. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/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.