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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, 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 than Saffron. While Paprika contains 2463µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +32.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +297.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
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%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
85%
Paprika
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
65%
Saffron
Fats
59%
Paprika
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Paprika Saffron
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Paprika Saffron
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 Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Paprika Saffron Opinion
Calories 282 310 Saffron
Protein 14.14 11.43 Paprika
Fats 12.89 5.85 Paprika
Vitamin C 0.9 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 53.99 65.37 Saffron
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 11.1 Paprika
Calcium 229 111 Paprika
Potassium 2280 1724 Paprika
Magnesium 178 264 Saffron
Sugars 10.34 Saffron
Fiber 34.9 3.9 Paprika
Copper 0.713 0.328 Paprika
Zinc 4.33 1.09 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 314 252 Paprika
Sodium 68 148 Paprika
Vitamin A 49254 530 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 0.115 Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23 0.267 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 1.46 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 1.01 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Paprika
Folate 49 93 Saffron
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.14 1.586 Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 0.429 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 2.067 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.