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Oregano vs Star anise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oregano and Star anise different?

  • Oregano is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Star anise is richer in Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Oregano is 117% higher.
  • Oregano contains 24 times more Folate than Star anise. While Oregano contains 237µg of Folate, Star anise contains only 10µg.

Spices, oregano, dried and Spices, anise seed are the varieties 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 Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Equal in Iron - 36.96
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Contains more Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Equal in Iron - 36.96

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 +446.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +2270%
Contains more Vitamin C +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
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 70% 19% 0% 0% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 0% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +446.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Contains more Folate +2270%
Contains more Vitamin C +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%

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
42
Star anise
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
308
Star anise

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
106%
Star anise
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
50%
Star anise
Fats
20%
Oregano
73%
Star anise

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 Star anise
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 Star anise
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?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Star anise
Star anise contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.965g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Star anise
Star anise is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano 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 Star anise Opinion
Calories 265 337 Star anise
Protein 9 17.6 Star anise
Fats 4.28 15.9 Star anise
Vitamin C 2.3 21 Star anise
Carbs 68.92 50.02 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 36.96 Star anise
Calcium 1597 646 Oregano
Potassium 1260 1441 Star anise
Magnesium 270 170 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Star anise
Fiber 42.5 14.6 Oregano
Copper 0.633 0.91 Star anise
Zinc 2.69 5.3 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 148 440 Star anise
Sodium 25 16 Star anise
Vitamin A 1701 311 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.34 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.29 Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64 3.06 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921 0.797 Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044 0.65 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 237 10 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.551 0.586 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 9.78 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 3.15 Star anise
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. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/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.