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Thyme vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sugars (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
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 Watercress
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars 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 Watercress
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
119
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
92
Thyme
15
Watercress

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
8
:
Contains more Iron +8625%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains more Magnesium +661.9%
Contains more Copper +620.8%
Contains more Zinc +1545.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Iron +8625%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains more Magnesium +661.9%
Contains more Copper +620.8%
Contains more Zinc +1545.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains less Sodium -78%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
1%
Watercress
Fats
8%
Thyme
0%
Watercress

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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 Watercress Opinion
Calories 101 11 Thyme
Protein 5.56 2.3 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.1 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 43 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 1.29 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 0.2 Thyme
Calcium 405 120 Thyme
Potassium 609 330 Thyme
Magnesium 160 21 Thyme
Sugars 0.2 Watercress
Fiber 14 0.5 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.077 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.11 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 60 Thyme
Sodium 9 41 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 3191 Thyme
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.12 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.2 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.31 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.129 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.027 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.008 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.035 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.03 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.133 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.093 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.166 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.134 Watercress
Methionine 0.02 Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.114 Watercress
Valine 0.307 0.137 Thyme
Histidine 0.04 Watercress
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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