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Oregano vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Oregano and Cumin

  • Oregano has more Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin E , Manganese, Calcium, Folate, and Vitamin B6, while Cumin has more Iron, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 514% higher.
  • Cumin contains 24 times less Folate than Oregano. Oregano contains 237µg of Folate, while Cumin contains 10µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, cumin seed.

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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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Cumin
Contains more Calcium +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Zinc +78.4%
Contains more Copper +37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains more Calcium +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.2%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Zinc +78.4%
Contains more Copper +37%

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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Cumin
Contains more Vitamin A +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +448.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +2270%
Contains more Vitamin K +11413%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579
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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +448.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +2270%
Contains more Vitamin K +11413%
Contains more Vitamin C +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +254.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579

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 Cumin
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 33.74g Cumin
Protein 9g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 4.28g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 68.92g 44.24g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g 2.25g Cumin
Fiber 42.5g 10.5g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 931mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 270mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 148mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 1260mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 25mg 168mg Oregano
Zinc 2.69mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.633mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 1701IU 1270IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg 3.33mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.327mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 4.579mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.435mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 10µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg 5.4µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg mg Oregano
Threonine 0.322mg mg Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441mg mg Oregano
Leucine 0.78mg mg Oregano
Lysine 0.5mg mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg mg Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449mg mg Oregano
Valine 0.585mg mg Oregano
Histidine 0.144mg mg Oregano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.551g 1.535g Cumin
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 3.279g Cumin

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Oregano Cumin
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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
44%
Cumin
Fats
20%
Oregano
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 143mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Cumin
Cumin is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.