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Basil vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Basil
1
:
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Iron +1060.9%
Contains more Calcium +802.3%
Contains more Potassium +327.1%
Contains more Magnesium +321.9%
Contains more Copper +64.4%
Contains more Zinc +232.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Iron +1060.9%
Contains more Calcium +802.3%
Contains more Potassium +327.1%
Contains more Magnesium +321.9%
Contains more Copper +64.4%
Contains more Zinc +232.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.3%

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
Basil
2
:
Contains more Vitamin C +682.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +420.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.9%
Contains more Folate, total +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +682.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +210.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +2182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +420.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +573.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +49.9%
Contains more Folate, total +248.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
161
Basil
252
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
34
Basil
200
Oregano

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 the food
Protein
19%
Basil
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
69%
Oregano
Fats
3%
Basil
20%
Oregano

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Basil Oregano
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
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Basil Oregano
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Basil
Basil contains less Sugars (difference - 3.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.51g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Basil Oregano Opinion
Calories 23 265 Oregano
Protein 3.15 9 Oregano
Fats 0.64 4.28 Oregano
Vitamin C 18 2.3 Basil
Carbs 2.65 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 36.8 Oregano
Calcium 177 1597 Oregano
Potassium 295 1260 Oregano
Magnesium 64 270 Oregano
Sugars 0.3 4.09 Oregano
Fiber 1.6 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.385 0.633 Oregano
Zinc 0.81 2.69 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 56 148 Oregano
Sodium 4 25 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 1701 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.177 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.528 Oregano
Vitamin B3 0.902 4.64 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.209 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 0.155 1.044 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 621.7 Oregano
Folate, total 68 237 Oregano
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 1.551 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.716 Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 1.369 Oregano
Tryptophan 0.039 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.104 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.104 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 0.191 0.78 Oregano
Lysine 0.11 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.036 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.127 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.051 0.144 Oregano
Fructose 0.02 1.13 Oregano

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.