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Vanilla extract vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Vanilla extract and Saffron?

  • Saffron is richer than Vanilla extract in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Folate, and Fiber.
  • Saffron's daily need coverage for Manganese is 1225% more.

We used Vanilla extract and Spices, saffron types 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 less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Calcium +909.1%
Contains more Iron +9150%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4100%
Contains more Potassium +1064.9%
Contains more Zinc +890.9%
Contains more Copper +355.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 5% 9% 3% 14% 2% 3% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Calcium +909.1%
Contains more Iron +9150%
Contains more Magnesium +2100%
Contains more Phosphorus +4100%
Contains more Potassium +1064.9%
Contains more Zinc +890.9%
Contains more Copper +355.6%

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 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3784.6%
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% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 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 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3784.6%
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.
Vanilla extract Saffron
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vanilla extract Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 12.65g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 0.06g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 0.06g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 12.65g 65.37g Saffron
Calories 288kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 12.65g g Saffron
Fiber 0g 3.9g Saffron
Calcium 11mg 111mg Saffron
Iron 0.12mg 11.1mg Saffron
Magnesium 12mg 264mg Saffron
Phosphorus 6mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 148mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 9mg 148mg Vanilla extract
Zinc 0.11mg 1.09mg Saffron
Copper 0.072mg 0.328mg Saffron
Vitamin A 0IU 530IU Saffron
Vitamin E 0mg mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.115mg Saffron
Vitamin B2 0.095mg 0.267mg Saffron
Vitamin B3 0.425mg 1.46mg Saffron
Vitamin B5 0.035mg mg Vanilla extract
Vitamin B6 0.026mg 1.01mg Saffron
Folate 0µg 93µg Saffron
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Vanilla extract
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 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 1.586g Vanilla extract
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.429g Saffron
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004g 2.067g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Vanilla extract 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
3
Vanilla extract
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
8
Vanilla extract
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%
Vanilla extract
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
13%
Vanilla extract
65%
Saffron
Fats
0%
Vanilla extract
27%
Saffron

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract contains less Sodium (difference - 139mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.576g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
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. Vanilla extract - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173471/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.