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Bay leaf vs. Marjoram — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bay leaf and Marjoram?

  • Bay leaf is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B6, yet Marjoram is higher in Iron, Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Folate.
  • Marjoram's daily need coverage for Iron is 496% more.
  • Bay leaf has 2 times more Manganese than Marjoram. While Bay leaf has 8.167mg of Manganese, Marjoram has only 5.433mg.

We used Spices, bay leaf and Spices, marjoram, dried 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Manganese +50.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.6%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Magnesium +188.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +187.7%
Contains more Copper +172.4%
Contains more Selenium +60.7%
Equal in Zinc - 3.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 597% 3102% 248% 132% 135% 11% 99% 378% 709% 25%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Manganese +50.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.6%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Magnesium +188.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +187.7%
Contains more Copper +172.4%
Contains more Selenium +60.7%
Equal in Zinc - 3.6

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 B2 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.5%
Contains more Folate +52.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 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 485% 34% 0% 172% 73% 73% 78% 0% 275% 206% 0% 24% 1555%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.5%
Contains more Folate +52.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +18.8%
Contains more Carbs +23.8%
Contains more Protein +66.4%
Contains more Water +40.4%
Contains more Other +234.3%
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
13% 7% 61% 8% 12%
Protein: 12.66 g
Fats: 7.04 g
Carbs: 60.56 g
Water: 7.64 g
Other: 12.1 g
Contains more Fats +18.8%
Contains more Carbs +23.8%
Contains more Protein +66.4%
Contains more Water +40.4%
Contains more Other +234.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.4%
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
9% 16% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.94 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.405 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bay leaf Marjoram
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Marjoram Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 20.26g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 12.66g Marjoram
Fats 8.36g 7.04g Bay leaf
Carbs 74.97g 60.56g Bay leaf
Calories 313kcal 271kcal Bay leaf
Sugar 4.09g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 40.3g Marjoram
Calcium 834mg 1990mg Marjoram
Iron 43mg 82.71mg Marjoram
Magnesium 120mg 346mg Marjoram
Phosphorus 113mg 306mg Marjoram
Potassium 529mg 1522mg Marjoram
Sodium 23mg 77mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg 3.6mg Bay leaf
Copper 0.416mg 1.133mg Marjoram
Manganese 8.167mg 5.433mg Bay leaf
Selenium 2.8µg 4.5µg Marjoram
Vitamin A 6185IU 8068IU Marjoram
Vitamin A RAE 309µg 403µg Marjoram
Vitamin E 1.69mg Marjoram
Vitamin C 46.5mg 51.4mg Marjoram
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.289mg Marjoram
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.316mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg 4.12mg Marjoram
Vitamin B6 1.74mg 1.19mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg 274µg Marjoram
Choline 43.6mg Marjoram
Vitamin K 621.7µg Marjoram
Saturated Fat 2.28g 0.529g Marjoram
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g 0.94g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g 4.405g Marjoram

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bay leaf Marjoram
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
92%
Bay leaf
228%
Marjoram
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
543%
Marjoram

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Marjoram
Marjoram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.751g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Marjoram
Marjoram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/nutrients
  2. Marjoram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170928/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.