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Oregano vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Oregano and Barley

  • Oregano has more Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Folate, while Barley has more Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 516% higher.
  • Barley contains 48 times less Calcium than Oregano. Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, while Barley contains 33mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, oregano, dried and Barley, hulled.

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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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Barley
Contains more Calcium +4739.4%
Contains more Iron +922.2%
Contains more Magnesium +103%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +4739.4%
Contains more Iron +922.2%
Contains more Magnesium +103%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77

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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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +7631.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.3%
Contains more Folate +1147.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +28159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 1555%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7631.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.3%
Contains more Folate +1147.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +28159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604

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.
Oregano Barley
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Barley Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 56.18g Barley
Protein 9g 12.48g Barley
Fats 4.28g 2.3g Oregano
Carbs 68.92g 73.48g Barley
Calories 265kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 42.5g 17.3g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 33mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 3.6mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 133mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 1260mg 452mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 2.69mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.633mg 0.498mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 22IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg 0.57mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 0mg Oregano
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.285mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 4.604mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.282mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.318mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 19µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg 2.2µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.322mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.441mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.78mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.5mg 0.465mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.585mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.144mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.295g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 1.108g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
230
Oregano
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
80
Barley

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
54%
Oregano
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
73%
Barley
Fats
20%
Oregano
11%
Barley

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 - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.069g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $3.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.