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Table salt vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Table salt and Saffron

  • Saffron is richer than Table salt in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Table salt is 1679% higher.
  • Saffron contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Salt, table 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 +362.5%
Contains more Iron +3263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +993.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +3263.6%
Contains more Magnesium +26300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +21450%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +993.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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.
Table salt Saffron
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Table salt Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 0g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 0g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 0g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 0g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 0kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Saffron
Fiber 0g 3.9g Saffron
Calcium 24mg 111mg Saffron
Iron 0.33mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 1mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 0mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 8mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 38758mg 148mg Saffron
Zinc 0.1mg 1.09mg Saffron
Copper 0.03mg 0.328mg Saffron
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E 0mg mg Table salt
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.115mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 0mg mg Table salt
Vitamin B6 0mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 0µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Table salt
Tryptophan 0mg mg Table salt
Threonine 0mg mg Table salt
Isoleucine 0mg mg Table salt
Leucine 0mg mg Table salt
Lysine 0mg mg Table salt
Methionine 0mg mg Table salt
Phenylalanine 0mg mg Table salt
Valine 0mg mg Table salt
Histidine 0mg mg Table salt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 1.586g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt 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
0
Table salt
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
636
Table salt
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
0%
Table salt
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
0%
Table salt
65%
Saffron
Fats
0%
Table salt
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 38610mg)
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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.