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Oregano vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oregano and Cayenne pepper different?

  • Oregano is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Folate, while Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E .
  • Oregano covers your daily need of Vitamin K 451% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Oregano contains 11 times more Calcium than Cayenne pepper. Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper contains 148mg.

Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne types were used 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 +979.1%
Contains more Iron +371.8%
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +979.1%
Contains more Iron +371.8%
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48

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 Folate +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +3221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.7%
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Folate +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +3221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 9g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 4.28g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 68.92g 56.63g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g 10.34g Oregano
Fiber 42.5g 27.2g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 148mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 7.8mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 152mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 1260mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 25mg 30mg Oregano
Zinc 2.69mg 2.48mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.373mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 18.26mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.921mg mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 237µg 106µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg 80.3µg 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 g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.551g 3.26g Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Oregano Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
20%
Oregano
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.709g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper 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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.