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Oregano vs. Pigeon pea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oregano and Pigeon pea different?

  • Oregano has more Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Potassium than Pigeon pea.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Oregano is 446% higher.
  • Oregano contains 37 times more Calcium than Pigeon pea. While Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, Pigeon pea contains only 43mg.

Spices, oregano, dried and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +3614%
Contains more Iron +3215.3%
Contains more Magnesium +487%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.4%
Contains more Potassium +228.1%
Contains more Zinc +198.9%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Manganese +896%
Contains more Selenium +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212% 651% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 42% 33% 51% 34% 1% 25% 90% 66% 16%
Contains more Calcium +3614%
Contains more Iron +3215.3%
Contains more Magnesium +487%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.4%
Contains more Potassium +228.1%
Contains more Zinc +198.9%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Manganese +896%
Contains more Selenium +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Oregano
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Contains more Vitamin A +56600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +188.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1988%
Contains more Folate +113.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 18% 1555%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 37% 14% 15% 20% 12% 84% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +56600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +794.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +188.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1988%
Contains more Folate +113.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +33.1%
Contains more Fats +1026.3%
Contains more Carbs +196.4%
Contains more Other +642.5%
Contains more Water +590.3%
9% 4% 69% 10% 8%
Protein: 9 g
Fats: 4.28 g
Carbs: 68.92 g
Water: 9.93 g
Other: 7.87 g
7% 23% 69%
Protein: 6.76 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 23.25 g
Water: 68.55 g
Other: 1.06 g
Contains more Protein +33.1%
Contains more Fats +1026.3%
Contains more Carbs +196.4%
Contains more Other +642.5%
Contains more Water +590.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23766.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +567.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%
43% 20% 38%
Saturated Fat: 1.551 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.716 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.369 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.083 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.205 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23766.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +567.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Oregano Pigeon pea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Pigeon pea Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 16.55g Oregano
Protein 9g 6.76g Oregano
Fats 4.28g 0.38g Oregano
Carbs 68.92g 23.25g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 121kcal Oregano
Fructose 1.13g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g Pigeon pea
Fiber 42.5g 6.7g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 43mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 1.11mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 46mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 119mg Oregano
Potassium 1260mg 384mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 5mg Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.69mg 0.9mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.269mg Oregano
Manganese 4.99mg 0.501mg Oregano
Selenium 4.5µg 2.9µg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 3IU Oregano
Vitamin A RAE 85µg 0µg Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg Oregano
Vitamin C 2.3mg 0mg Oregano
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.146mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.059mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 0.781mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.319mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.05mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 111µg Oregano
Choline 32.3mg Oregano
Vitamin K 621.7µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg 0.066mg Oregano
Threonine 0.322mg 0.239mg Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441mg 0.245mg Oregano
Leucine 0.78mg 0.483mg Oregano
Lysine 0.5mg 0.474mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg 0.076mg Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.579mg Pigeon pea
Valine 0.585mg 0.292mg Oregano
Histidine 0.144mg 0.241mg Pigeon pea
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.083g Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.003g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 0.205g Oregano
Omega-3 - ALA 0.621g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Oregano Pigeon pea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
213%
Oregano
14%
Pigeon pea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
319%
Oregano
37%
Pigeon pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.468g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/nutrients
  2. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172437/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.