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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 Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 264
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
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 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 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Saffron Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 61.47g Saffron
Protein 9g 11.43g Saffron
Fats 4.28g 5.85g Saffron
Carbs 68.92g 65.37g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 310kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g g Saffron
Fiber 42.5g 3.9g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 111mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 11.1mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 264mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 252mg Saffron
Potassium 1260mg 1724mg Saffron
Sodium 25mg 148mg Oregano
Zinc 2.69mg 1.09mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.328mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 530IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 80.8mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.115mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.267mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 1.46mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 1.01mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 93µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg 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 0g
Saturated Fat 1.551g 1.586g Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.429g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 2.067g Saffron

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Oregano Saffron
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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
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

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.

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.