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Oregano vs Nutmeg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Oregano and Nutmeg

  • Oregano has more Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin E , Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Folate, however Nutmeg has more Copper.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 518% more.
  • Oregano has 10000000 times more Vitamin E than Nutmeg. Oregano has 18.26mg of Vitamin E , while Nutmeg has 0mg.
  • Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, nutmeg, ground.

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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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Nutmeg
Contains more Calcium +767.9%
Contains more Iron +1110.5%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +260%
Contains more Zinc +25.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 114% 131% 92% 31% 3% 59% 343%
Contains more Calcium +767.9%
Contains more Iron +1110.5%
Contains more Magnesium +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +260%
Contains more Zinc +25.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.9%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Copper +62.2%

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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Nutmeg
Contains more Vitamin A +1567.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +826.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552.5%
Contains more Folate +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.5%
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 7% 0% 0% 10% 87% 14% 25% 0% 37% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1567.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +826.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +552.5%
Contains more Folate +211.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Nutmeg Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 28.49g Nutmeg
Protein 9g 5.84g Oregano
Fats 4.28g 36.31g Nutmeg
Carbs 68.92g 49.29g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 525kcal Nutmeg
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g 2.99g Nutmeg
Fiber 42.5g 20.8g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 184mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 3.04mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 183mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 213mg Nutmeg
Potassium 1260mg 350mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 16mg Nutmeg
Zinc 2.69mg 2.15mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 1.027mg Nutmeg
Vitamin A 1701IU 102IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg 0mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 3mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.346mg Nutmeg
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.057mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 1.299mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.16mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 76µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg 0µg 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 Nutmeg
Saturated Fat 1.551g 25.94g Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 3.22g Nutmeg
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 0.35g Oregano

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Oregano Nutmeg
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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
20
Nutmeg
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
103
Nutmeg

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
35%
Nutmeg
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
49%
Nutmeg
Fats
20%
Oregano
168%
Nutmeg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.389g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oregano
Oregano is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nutmeg
Nutmeg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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. Nutmeg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171326/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.