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Saffron nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

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*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Saffron

Saffron
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
70 (medium)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
0.25 tsp (0.5 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-29.6 (alkaline)
Calories
310
95% Iron
94% Potassium
90% Magnesium
89% Vitamin C
86% Vitamin B6
Explanation: The given food contains more Iron than 95% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Iron than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.

Saffron Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

70

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Macronutrients chart

12% 6% 66% 12% 6%
Protein:
Daily Value: 23%
11.43 g of 50 g
23%
Fats:
Daily Value: 9%
5.85 g of 65 g
9%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 22%
65.37 g of 300 g
22%
Water:
Daily Value: 1%
11.9 g of 2,000 g
1%
Other:
5.45 g

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Nutrition Facts
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Amount Per 100g
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
6%
Sodium 148mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate 65g
16%
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 111mg 11%

Iron 11mg 138%

Potassium 1,724mg 0%

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The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110% 3706% 31% 0%
Calcium: 111 mg of 1,000 mg 11%
Iron: 11.1 mg of 8 mg 139%
Magnesium: 264 mg of 420 mg 63%
Phosphorus: 252 mg of 700 mg 36%
Potassium: 1724 mg of 3,400 mg 51%
Sodium: 148 mg of 2,300 mg 6%
Zinc: 1.09 mg of 11 mg 10%
Copper: 0.328 mg of 1 mg 36%
Manganese: 28.408 mg of 2 mg 1,235%
Selenium: 5.6 µg of 55 µg 10%
Choline: mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Iron
11.1 mg
TOP 5%
Potassium
1724 mg
TOP 6%
Magnesium
264 mg
TOP 10%
Calcium
111 mg
TOP 20%
Phosphorus
252 mg
TOP 22%
Copper
0.328 mg
TOP 24%
Manganese
28.408 mg
TOP 25%
Sodium
148 mg
TOP 45%
Zinc
1.09 mg
TOP 52%
Selenium
5.6 µg
TOP 67%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 530 IU of 5,000 IU 11%
Vitamin E : mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 80.8 mg of 90 mg 90%
Vitamin B1: 0.115 mg of 1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2: 0.267 mg of 1 mg 21%
Vitamin B3: 1.46 mg of 16 mg 9%
Vitamin B5: mg of 5 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: 1.01 mg of 1 mg 78%
Folate: 93 µg of 400 µg 23%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
80.8 mg
TOP 11%
Vitamin B6
1.01 mg
TOP 14%
Vitamin A
530 IU
TOP 24%
Folate
93 µg
TOP 25%
Vitamin B2
0.267 mg
TOP 31%
Vitamin B1
0.115 mg
TOP 44%
Vitamin B3
1.46 mg
TOP 63%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Fat type information

1.586% 0.429% 2.067%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.429 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.067 g

Fiber content ratio for Saffron

3.9% 61.47%
Sugar: g
Fiber: 3.9 g
Other: 61.47 g

All nutrients for Saffron per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 27% 41% 11.43g 4.1 times more than Broccoli
Fats 9% 47% 5.85g 5.7 times less than Cheese
Carbs 22% 14% 65.37g 2.3 times more than Rice
Calories 16% 28% 310kcal 6.6 times more than Orange
Fiber 16% 22% 3.9g 1.6 times more than Orange
Calcium 11% 20% 111mg 1.1 times less than Milk
Iron 139% 5% 11.1mg 4.3 times more than Beef
Magnesium 63% 10% 264mg 1.9 times more than Almond
Phosphorus 36% 22% 252mg 1.4 times more than Chicken meat
Potassium 51% 6% 1724mg 11.7 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 6% 45% 148mg 3.3 times less than White Bread
Zinc 10% 52% 1.09mg 5.8 times less than Beef
Copper 36% 24% 0.33mg 2.3 times more than Shiitake
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 90% 11% 80.8mg 1.5 times more than Lemon
Vitamin B1 10% 44% 0.12mg 2.3 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 21% 31% 0.27mg 2.1 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 9% 63% 1.46mg 6.6 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 78% 14% 1.01mg 8.5 times more than Oat
Folate 23% 25% 93µg 1.5 times more than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A
Saturated Fat 8% 52% 1.59g 3.7 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 73% 0.43g 22.8 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 31% 2.07g 22.8 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients

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