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Oregano vs Paprika - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oregano and Paprika

  • Oregano is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, and Folate, yet Paprika is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Oregano covers your daily Vitamin K needs 451% more than Paprika.
  • Oregano contains 7 times more Calcium than Paprika. While Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, Paprika contains only 229mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, paprika.

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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 +74.1%
Contains more Calcium +597.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.2%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Copper +12.6%
Contains more Zinc +61%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Contains more Iron +74.1%
Contains more Calcium +597.4%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.2%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Copper +12.6%
Contains more Zinc +61%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.2%

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 C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +383.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2795.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
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 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +383.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2795.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +133%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%

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
415
Paprika
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
211
Paprika

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
85%
Paprika
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
54%
Paprika
Fats
20%
Oregano
59%
Paprika

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

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Oregano Paprika
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 lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Paprika
Paprika is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.589g)
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 Paprika Opinion
Calories 265 282 Paprika
Protein 9 14.14 Paprika
Fats 4.28 12.89 Paprika
Vitamin C 2.3 0.9 Oregano
Carbs 68.92 53.99 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 21.14 Oregano
Calcium 1597 229 Oregano
Potassium 1260 2280 Paprika
Magnesium 270 178 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 10.34 Oregano
Fiber 42.5 34.9 Oregano
Copper 0.633 0.713 Paprika
Zinc 2.69 4.33 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 148 314 Paprika
Sodium 25 68 Oregano
Vitamin A 1701 49254 Paprika
Vitamin E 18.26 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.33 Paprika
Vitamin B2 0.528 1.23 Paprika
Vitamin B3 4.64 10.06 Paprika
Vitamin B5 0.921 2.51 Paprika
Vitamin B6 1.044 2.141 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 80.3 Oregano
Folate 237 49 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.551 2.14 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 1.695 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 7.766 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.203 0.07 Oregano
Threonine 0.322 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.441 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.78 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.5 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.127 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.585 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.144 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 1.13 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.