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

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 22% 8% 3% 6% 0% 0% 0%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.