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Black pepper vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black pepper and Oregano?

  • Black pepper is higher in Manganese and Copper, yet Oregano is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate and Vitamin B2.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 382% more.
  • Black pepper has 3 times more Manganese than Oregano. While Black pepper has 12.753mg of Manganese, Oregano has only 4.99mg.

We used Spices, pepper, black and Spices, oregano, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Copper +110.1%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +279%
Contains more Calcium +260.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Equal in Potassium - 1260
Equal in Phosphorus - 148
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Contains more Copper +110.1%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +279%
Contains more Calcium +260.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Equal in Potassium - 1260
Equal in Phosphorus - 148

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 B5 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +211%
Contains more Vitamin E +1655.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +279.8%
Contains more Folate +1294.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 103% 366% 0% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 0% 1555% 178%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +211%
Contains more Vitamin E +1655.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +279.8%
Contains more Folate +1294.1%

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
60
Black pepper
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
314
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
62%
Black pepper
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
69%
Oregano
Fats
15%
Black pepper
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.
Black pepper Oregano
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
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Black pepper 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 lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sugars (difference - 3.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is cheaper?
Black pepper
Black pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Black pepper Oregano Opinion
Calories 251 265 Oregano
Protein 10.39 9 Black pepper
Fats 3.26 4.28 Oregano
Vitamin C 0 2.3 Oregano
Carbs 63.95 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 36.8 Oregano
Calcium 443 1597 Oregano
Potassium 1329 1260 Black pepper
Magnesium 171 270 Oregano
Sugars 0.64 4.09 Black pepper
Fiber 25.3 42.5 Oregano
Copper 1.33 0.633 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 2.69 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 158 148 Black pepper
Sodium 20 25 Black pepper
Vitamin A 547 1701 Oregano
Vitamin E 1.04 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.177 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.528 Oregano
Vitamin B3 1.143 4.64 Oregano
Vitamin B5 1.399 0.921 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291 1.044 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 621.7 Oregano
Folate 17 237 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.392 1.551 Black pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 0.716 Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 1.369 Oregano
Tryptophan 0.058 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.244 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.366 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 1.014 0.78 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.096 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.446 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.547 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.159 0.144 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/nutrients
  2. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.