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Saffron vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Saffron and Oregano

  • Saffron is richer in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus, yet Oregano is richer in Iron, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Saffron is 1018% higher.
  • Saffron contains 35 times more Vitamin C than Oregano. Saffron contains 80.8mg of Vitamin C, while Oregano contains 2.3mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, saffron and Spices, oregano, dried.

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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 Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains more Copper +93%
Equal in Magnesium - 270
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 417% 189% 108% 153% 20% 30% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains more Copper +93%
Equal in Magnesium - 270

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 +3413%
Contains more Vitamin A +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.8%
Contains more Folate +154.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.044
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 32% 0% 0% 270% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 70% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +3413%
Contains more Vitamin A +220.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.8%
Contains more Folate +154.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.044

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.
Saffron Oregano
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Saffron Oregano Opinion
Net carbs 61.47g 26.42g Saffron
Protein 11.43g 9g Saffron
Fats 5.85g 4.28g Saffron
Carbs 65.37g 68.92g Oregano
Calories 310kcal 265kcal Saffron
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.13g Oregano
Sugar g 4.09g Saffron
Fiber 3.9g 42.5g Oregano
Calcium 111mg 1597mg Oregano
Iron 11.1mg 36.8mg Oregano
Magnesium 264mg 270mg Oregano
Phosphorus 252mg 148mg Saffron
Potassium 1724mg 1260mg Saffron
Sodium 148mg 25mg Oregano
Zinc 1.09mg 2.69mg Oregano
Copper 0.328mg 0.633mg Oregano
Vitamin A 530IU 1701IU Oregano
Vitamin E mg 18.26mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.8mg 2.3mg Saffron
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.177mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.267mg 0.528mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 1.46mg 4.64mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 mg 0.921mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.01mg 1.044mg Oregano
Folate 93µg 237µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 621.7µg Oregano
Tryptophan mg 0.203mg Oregano
Threonine mg 0.322mg Oregano
Isoleucine mg 0.441mg Oregano
Leucine mg 0.78mg Oregano
Lysine mg 0.5mg Oregano
Methionine mg 0.127mg Oregano
Phenylalanine mg 0.449mg Oregano
Valine mg 0.585mg Oregano
Histidine mg 0.144mg Oregano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.551g Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429g 0.716g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067g 1.369g Saffron

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Saffron Oregano
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
60
Saffron
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
132
Saffron
314
Oregano

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
69%
Saffron
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
69%
Oregano
Fats
27%
Saffron
20%
Oregano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Saffron
Saffron is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is cheaper?
Saffron
Saffron is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oregano
Oregano contains less Sodium (difference - 123mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
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. Saffron - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170934/nutrients
  2. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.