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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
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Contains more Iron +342.3%
Contains more Calcium +59.4%
Contains more Potassium +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Iron +342.3%
Contains more Calcium +59.4%
Contains more Potassium +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +86.7%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Phosphorus +131.3%
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 Vitamin K +1892.6%
Contains more Folate +3850%
Contains more Vitamin C +65.2%
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 13% 18% 47% 0% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 0% 78% 5%
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 Vitamin K +1892.6%
Contains more Folate +3850%
Contains more Vitamin C +65.2%

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 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

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Oregano Cinnamon
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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