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Star anise vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Star anise and Oregano different?

  • Star anise is higher in Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin C, however Oregano is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Oregano is 117% higher.
  • Star anise contains 9 times more Vitamin C than Oregano. While Star anise contains 21mg of Vitamin C, Oregano contains only 2.3mg.

Spices, anise seed and Spices, oregano, dried 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 Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Equal in Iron - 36.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1386% 194% 128% 122% 304% 145% 189% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Zinc +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.3%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Calcium +147.2%
Contains more Magnesium +58.8%
Equal in Iron - 36.8

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 +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
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%
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%
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 +813%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
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%

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
42
Star anise
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
308
Star anise
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
106%
Star anise
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
50%
Star anise
69%
Oregano
Fats
73%
Star anise
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.
Star anise 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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Star anise 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?
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 Star anise Oregano Opinion
Calories 337 265 Star anise
Protein 17.6 9 Star anise
Fats 15.9 4.28 Star anise
Vitamin C 21 2.3 Star anise
Carbs 50.02 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.96 36.8 Star anise
Calcium 646 1597 Oregano
Potassium 1441 1260 Star anise
Magnesium 170 270 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Star anise
Fiber 14.6 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.91 0.633 Star anise
Zinc 5.3 2.69 Star anise
Starch
Phosphorus 440 148 Star anise
Sodium 16 25 Star anise
Vitamin A 311 1701 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.34 0.177 Star anise
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.528 Oregano
Vitamin B3 3.06 4.64 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.797 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 0.65 1.044 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 10 237 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 Star anise
Saturated Fat 0.586 1.551 Star anise
Monounsaturated Fat 9.78 0.716 Star anise
Polyunsaturated fat 3.15 1.369 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. Star anise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171316/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.