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Cayenne pepper vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cayenne pepper and Saffron different?

  • Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, while Saffron is higher in Manganese, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Saffron covers your daily need of Manganese 1148% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 77 times more Vitamin A RAE than Saffron. Cayenne pepper contains 2081µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Saffron contains 27µg.

Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, saffron 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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +13.7%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.7%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +13.7%
Contains more Iron +42.3%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%

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 +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Contains more Folate +14%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 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 +7750.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.6%
Contains more Folate +14%
Equal in Vitamin C - 80.8

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.
Cayenne pepper 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 12.01g 11.43g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 5.85g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 318kcal 310kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Saffron
Fiber 27.2g 3.9g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 111mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 152mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 293mg 252mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 1724mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.48mg 1.09mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 530IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.115mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.267mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.46mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 1.01mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 93µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Cayenne pepper
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 g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 1.586g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.429g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 2.067g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper 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
388
Cayenne pepper
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
65%
Saffron
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
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 - 1.674g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 118mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.