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Taco seasoning vs. Saffron — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Taco seasoning and Saffron

  • Taco seasoning has more Fiber, however, Saffron is richer in Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Taco seasoning covers your daily Sodium needs 344% more than Saffron.
  • Saffron has 5 times less Fiber than Taco seasoning. Taco seasoning has 18.8g of Fiber, while Saffron has 3.9g.
  • Saffron contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 254% 0% 0% 0% 1053% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110% 3706% 31%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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 +1670%
Contains more Vitamin C +79.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 563% 0% 0% 150% 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 Choline Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1670%
Contains more Vitamin C +79.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +597.4%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.1%
Contains more Water +108.8%
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
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
Contains more Other +597.4%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +16.1%
Contains more Water +108.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taco seasoning 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 Taco seasoning Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 37.49g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 0g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 0g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 56.29g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 188kcal 310kcal Saffron
Sugar 18.76g Saffron
Fiber 18.8g 3.9g Taco seasoning
Calcium 111mg Saffron
Iron 6.75mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 252mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 8068mg 148mg Saffron
Zinc 1.09mg Saffron
Copper 0.328mg Saffron
Manganese 28.408mg Saffron
Selenium 5.6µg Saffron
Vitamin A 9381IU 530IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin A RAE 27µg Saffron
Vitamin C 45mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B6 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 93µg Saffron
Saturated Fat 0g 1.586g Taco seasoning
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g Saffron
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taco seasoning Saffron
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
55%
Taco seasoning
56%
Saffron
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Taco seasoning
479%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 18.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sodium (difference - 7920mg)
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

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

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.