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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
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Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 270
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 417% 34% 153% 189% 110% 30% 108% 20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Iron +231.5%
Contains more Calcium +1338.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +146.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 270% 32% 0% 0% 29% 62% 28% 0% 234% 0% 0% 70%
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%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
69%
Saffron
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
65%
Saffron
69%
Oregano
Fats
27%
Saffron
20%
Oregano

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Saffron Oregano
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Saffron Oregano
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 contains less Sugars?
Saffron
Saffron contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Saffron Oregano Opinion
Calories 310 265 Saffron
Protein 11.43 9 Saffron
Fats 5.85 4.28 Saffron
Vitamin C 80.8 2.3 Saffron
Carbs 65.37 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.1 36.8 Oregano
Calcium 111 1597 Oregano
Potassium 1724 1260 Saffron
Magnesium 264 270 Oregano
Sugars 4.09 Saffron
Fiber 3.9 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.328 0.633 Oregano
Zinc 1.09 2.69 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 252 148 Saffron
Sodium 148 25 Oregano
Vitamin A 530 1701 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.115 0.177 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.267 0.528 Oregano
Vitamin B3 1.46 4.64 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.01 1.044 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 93 237 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.586 1.551 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 0.429 0.716 Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 2.067 1.369 Saffron
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.