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Teff vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Teff and Oregano different?

  • Teff is higher in Manganese, and Phosphorus, however Oregano is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Oregano is 516% higher.
  • Teff contains 3 times more Phosphorus than Oregano. While Teff contains 429mg of Phosphorus, Oregano contains only 148mg.

Teff, uncooked 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
Teff
4
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Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +34.9%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +382.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +195.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +34.9%
Contains more Copper +28%
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +382.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +195.1%

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
Teff
2
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10
Oregano
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +18800%
Contains more Vitamin E +22725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +32621.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.921
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 B1 +120.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +18800%
Contains more Vitamin E +22725%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +32621.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.921

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.
Teff Oregano
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Oregano Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 26.42g Teff
Protein 13.3g 9g Teff
Fats 2.38g 4.28g Oregano
Carbs 73.13g 68.92g Teff
Calories 367kcal 265kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g 1.13g Oregano
Sugar 1.84g 4.09g Teff
Fiber 8g 42.5g Oregano
Calcium 180mg 1597mg Oregano
Iron 7.63mg 36.8mg Oregano
Magnesium 184mg 270mg Oregano
Phosphorus 429mg 148mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 1260mg Oregano
Sodium 12mg 25mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 2.69mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.633mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 1701IU Oregano
Vitamin E 0.08mg 18.26mg Oregano
Vitamin D IU 0IU Oregano
Vitamin D µg 0µg Oregano
Vitamin C mg 2.3mg Oregano
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.177mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.528mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 4.64mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.921mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 1.044mg Oregano
Folate µg 237µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Oregano
Vitamin K 1.9µg 621.7µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.203mg Oregano
Threonine 0.51mg 0.322mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.441mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg 0.78mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg 0.5mg Oregano
Methionine 0.428mg 0.127mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.449mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg 0.585mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.144mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g 0g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449g 1.551g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.716g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 1.369g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
33
Teff
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
69%
Oregano
Fats
11%
Teff
20%
Oregano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.102g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $4.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.