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

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Star anise 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
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

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. 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.