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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
Contains more Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Equal in Iron - 36.96
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 194% 1386% 122% 189% 128% 3% 145% 304%
Contains more Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
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 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 19% 0% 0% 70% 86% 67% 58% 48% 150% 8% 0% 0%
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%

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 price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Star anise Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 35.42g Star anise
Protein 9g 17.6g Star anise
Fats 4.28g 15.9g Star anise
Carbs 68.92g 50.02g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 337kcal Star anise
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g g Star anise
Fiber 42.5g 14.6g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 646mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 36.96mg Star anise
Magnesium 270mg 170mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 440mg Star anise
Potassium 1260mg 1441mg Star anise
Sodium 25mg 16mg Star anise
Zinc 2.69mg 5.3mg Star anise
Copper 0.633mg 0.91mg Star anise
Vitamin A 1701IU 311IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 21mg Star anise
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.34mg Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.29mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 3.06mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.797mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.65mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 10µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg 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 Star anise
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.586g Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 9.78g Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 3.15g Star anise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oregano Star anise
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
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

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 cheaper?
Star anise
Star anise is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
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.

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.