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Oregano vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Oregano and Cinnamon?

  • Oregano is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, yet Cinnamon is higher in Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 542% more.
  • Oregano has 40 times more Folate than Cinnamon. While Oregano has 237µg of Folate, Cinnamon has only 6µg.

We used Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, cinnamon, ground 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
Contains more Calcium +59.4%
Contains more Iron +342.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +192.3%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Contains more Calcium +59.4%
Contains more Iron +342.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +192.3%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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 +476.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +687.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1187.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +560.8%
Contains more Folate +3850%
Contains more Vitamin K +1892.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +65.2%
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 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
Contains more Vitamin A +476.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +687.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1187.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +560.8%
Contains more Folate +3850%
Contains more Vitamin K +1892.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +65.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Cinnamon Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 27.49g Cinnamon
Protein 9g 3.99g Oregano
Fats 4.28g 1.24g Oregano
Carbs 68.92g 80.59g Cinnamon
Calories 265kcal 247kcal Oregano
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g 1.11g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g 2.17g Cinnamon
Fiber 42.5g 53.1g Cinnamon
Calcium 1597mg 1002mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 8.32mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 60mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 64mg Oregano
Potassium 1260mg 431mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 10mg Cinnamon
Zinc 2.69mg 1.83mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.339mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 295IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg 2.32mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.022mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.041mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 1.332mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.358mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.158mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 6µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg 31.2µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg 0.049mg Oregano
Threonine 0.322mg 0.136mg Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441mg 0.146mg Oregano
Leucine 0.78mg 0.253mg Oregano
Lysine 0.5mg 0.243mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg 0.078mg Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.146mg Oregano
Valine 0.585mg 0.224mg Oregano
Histidine 0.144mg 0.117mg Oregano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.246g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 0.068g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Oregano Cinnamon
Low Fats diet ok
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
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
111
Cinnamon

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
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
20%
Oregano
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
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?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.206g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.