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Basil vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.426g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Basil Thyme
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Thyme
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
170
Basil
106
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
34
Basil
92
Thyme

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
Basil
1
:
7
Thyme
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +450.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Iron +450.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.3%

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
Basil
3
:
6
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Vitamin C +789.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +519.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 4751
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Vitamin C +789.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +519.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 4751

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
19%
Basil
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
24%
Thyme
Fats
3%
Basil
8%
Thyme

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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 Basil Thyme Opinion
Calories 23 101 Thyme
Protein 3.15 5.56 Thyme
Fats 0.64 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 18 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 2.65 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 177 405 Thyme
Potassium 295 609 Thyme
Magnesium 64 160 Thyme
Sugars 0.3 Basil
Fiber 1.6 14 Thyme
Copper 0.385 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.81 1.81 Thyme
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Phosphorus 56 106 Thyme
Sodium 4 9 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 4751 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.048 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 0.902 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.209 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.155 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.467 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.081 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.039 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.104 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.104 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.191 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.11 0.126 Thyme
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.127 0.307 Thyme
Histidine 0.051 Basil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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