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Cayenne pepper vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cayenne pepper and Oregano different?

  • Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E , while Oregano is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Fiber, and Folate.
  • Oregano covers your daily need of Vitamin K 451% more than Cayenne pepper.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 33 times more Vitamin C than Oregano. Cayenne pepper contains 76.4mg of Vitamin C, while Oregano contains 2.3mg.

Spices, pepper, red or cayenne and Spices, oregano, dried 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
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
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%
Equal in Zinc - 2.69
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Contains more Potassium +59.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +98%
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%
Equal in Zinc - 2.69

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 +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%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +123.6%
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%
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 +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%
Contains more Vitamin K +674.2%
Contains more Folate +123.6%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
69%
Oregano
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
20%
Oregano

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.
Cayenne pepper Oregano
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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Cayenne pepper 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 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 Cayenne pepper Oregano Opinion
Calories 318 265 Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01 9 Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27 4.28 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 2.3 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 36.8 Oregano
Calcium 148 1597 Oregano
Potassium 2014 1260 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 270 Oregano
Sugar 10.34 4.09 Oregano
Fiber 27.2 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.373 0.633 Oregano
Zinc 2.48 2.69 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 293 148 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 25 Oregano
Vitamin A 41610 1701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 18.26 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.177 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.528 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 4.64 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 2.45 1.044 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 621.7 Oregano
Folate 106 237 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26 1.551 Oregano
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.716 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 1.369 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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.