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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, 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
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Contains more Iron +371.8%
Contains more Calcium +979.1%
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Iron +371.8%
Contains more Calcium +979.1%
Contains more Magnesium +77.6%
Contains more Copper +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
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 Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +3221.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.4%
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 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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +3221.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.4%
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 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 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

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Oregano Cayenne pepper
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 265 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 9 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 4.28 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 2.3 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 68.92 56.63 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 7.8 Oregano
Calcium 1597 148 Oregano
Potassium 1260 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 270 152 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 10.34 Oregano
Fiber 42.5 27.2 Oregano
Copper 0.633 0.373 Oregano
Zinc 2.69 2.48 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 148 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 25 30 Oregano
Vitamin A 1701 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 18.26 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 4.64 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 80.3 Oregano
Folate 237 106 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 1.551 3.26 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 0.78 Oregano
Lysine 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.144 Oregano
Fructose 1.13 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. 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.