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Oregano vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oregano and Buckwheat

  • Oregano is higher in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Potassium, yet Buckwheat is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Oregano covers your daily Iron needs 433% more than Buckwheat.
  • Oregano contains 89 times more Calcium than Buckwheat. While Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, Buckwheat contains only 18mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, oregano, dried and Buckwheat.

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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
Contains more Iron +1572.7%
Contains more Calcium +8772.2%
Contains more Potassium +173.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.1%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.5%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Contains more Iron +1572.7%
Contains more Calcium +8772.2%
Contains more Potassium +173.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.1%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.5%
Contains less Sodium -96%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.1%
Contains more Folate +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.9%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +397.1%
Contains more Folate +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.9%

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
33
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
109
Buckwheat

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
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
20%
Oregano
16%
Buckwheat

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 Buckwheat
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

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Oregano Buckwheat
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 - 49)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 265 343 Buckwheat
Protein 9 13.25 Buckwheat
Fats 4.28 3.4 Oregano
Vitamin C 2.3 0 Oregano
Carbs 68.92 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 2.2 Oregano
Calcium 1597 18 Oregano
Potassium 1260 460 Oregano
Magnesium 270 231 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Buckwheat
Fiber 42.5 10 Oregano
Copper 0.633 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.69 2.4 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 148 347 Buckwheat
Sodium 25 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 1701 0 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.101 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.425 Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.921 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 1.044 0.21 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 237 30 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 1.551 0.741 Buckwheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 1.039 Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203 0.192 Oregano
Threonine 0.322 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.441 0.498 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.78 0.832 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.5 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.127 0.172 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.52 Buckwheat
Valine 0.585 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.144 0.309 Buckwheat
Fructose 1.13 Oregano

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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.