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Thyme vs Basil - 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.
Thyme Basil
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
Thyme Basil
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
106
Thyme
170
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
92
Thyme
34
Basil

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
Thyme
7
:
1
Basil
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%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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
Thyme
6
:
3
Basil
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +11%

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

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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 Thyme Basil Opinion
Calories 101 23 Thyme
Protein 5.56 3.15 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.64 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 18 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 2.65 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 3.17 Thyme
Calcium 405 177 Thyme
Potassium 609 295 Thyme
Magnesium 160 64 Thyme
Sugars 0.3 Basil
Fiber 14 1.6 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.385 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 56 Thyme
Sodium 9 4 Basil
Vitamin A 4751 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.034 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.076 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.902 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.209 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.155 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.389 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.039 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.104 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.104 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.191 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.11 Thyme
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.307 0.127 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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