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Basil vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Basil and Thyme

  • Basil has less Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Potassium than Thyme.
  • Thyme covers your daily need of Iron 179% more than Basil.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Basil, fresh and Thyme, fresh.

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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
Basil
1
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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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
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
4
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6
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Folate +51.1%
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
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 534% 286% 0% 0% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 0% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Folate +51.1%
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

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
131
Basil
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
52
Basil
153
Thyme

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

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

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Basil Thyme
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
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 Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.426g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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
Sugar 0.3 Thyme
Fiber 1.6 14 Thyme
Copper 0.385 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.81 1.81 Thyme
Starch
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
Folate 68 45 Basil
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
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/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.