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Oregano vs Saffron - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Oregano and Saffron

  • Oregano is richer in Iron, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, yet Saffron is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Saffron is 1018% higher.
  • Oregano contains 14 times more Calcium than Saffron. Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, while Saffron contains 111mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, saffron.

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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 +231.5%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 264
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 264

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 A +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.8%
Contains more Folate +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +3413%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.01
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 270% 32% 0% 0% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.8%
Contains more Folate +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +3413%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.01

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
60
Saffron
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
132
Saffron

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
69%
Saffron
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
65%
Saffron
Fats
20%
Oregano
27%
Saffron

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 123mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Saffron Opinion
Calories 265 310 Saffron
Protein 9 11.43 Saffron
Fats 4.28 5.85 Saffron
Vitamin C 2.3 80.8 Saffron
Carbs 68.92 65.37 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 11.1 Oregano
Calcium 1597 111 Oregano
Potassium 1260 1724 Saffron
Magnesium 270 264 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Saffron
Fiber 42.5 3.9 Oregano
Copper 0.633 0.328 Oregano
Zinc 2.69 1.09 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 148 252 Saffron
Sodium 25 148 Oregano
Vitamin A 1701 530 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.115 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.267 Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64 1.46 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044 1.01 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 237 93 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.551 1.586 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 0.429 Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 2.067 Saffron
Tryptophan 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 0.78 Oregano
Lysine 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.144 Oregano
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. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/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.