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Oregano vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Oregano and Flax?

  • Oregano is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin E , Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B6, yet Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 514% more.
  • Oregano has 59 times more Vitamin E than Flax. While Oregano has 18.26mg of Vitamin E , Flax has only 0.31mg.

We used Spices, oregano, dried and Seeds, flaxseed types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Flax
Contains more Iron +542.2%
Contains more Calcium +526.3%
Contains more Potassium +55%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.2%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
Contains more Zinc +61.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains more Iron +542.2%
Contains more Calcium +526.3%
Contains more Potassium +55%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.2%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
Contains more Zinc +61.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.8%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5790.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14358.1%
Contains more Folate +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +828.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.985
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin C +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5790.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14358.1%
Contains more Folate +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +828.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.985

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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
29%
Flax
Fats
20%
Oregano
195%
Flax

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

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Oregano Flax
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.112g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.54g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flax
Flax is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
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 Flax Opinion
Calories 265 534 Flax
Protein 9 18.29 Flax
Fats 4.28 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 2.3 0.6 Oregano
Carbs 68.92 28.88 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 5.73 Oregano
Calcium 1597 255 Oregano
Potassium 1260 813 Oregano
Magnesium 270 392 Flax
Sugar 4.09 1.55 Flax
Fiber 42.5 27.3 Oregano
Copper 0.633 1.22 Flax
Zinc 2.69 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 148 642 Flax
Sodium 25 30 Oregano
Vitamin A 1701 0 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 0.31 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.161 Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64 3.08 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 1.044 0.473 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 4.3 Oregano
Folate 237 87 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 1.551 3.663 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.203 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.322 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.441 0.896 Flax
Leucine 0.78 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.5 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.127 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.585 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.144 0.472 Flax
Fructose 1.13 0 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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.