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Black pepper vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Black pepper and Thyme different?

  • Black pepper is higher in Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however Thyme is richer in Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Black pepper is 480% higher.
  • Black pepper contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Thyme. While Black pepper contains 1.399mg of Vitamin B5, Thyme contains only 0.409mg.

Spices, pepper, black and Thyme, fresh 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
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +118.2%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Iron +79.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Zinc +52.1%
Equal in Calcium - 405
Equal in Magnesium - 160
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +118.2%
Contains more Copper +139.6%
Contains more Iron +79.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Zinc +52.1%
Equal in Calcium - 405
Equal in Magnesium - 160

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
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Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +768.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +164.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +768.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +164.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 10.45g Black pepper
Protein 10.39g 5.56g Black pepper
Fats 3.26g 1.68g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 24.45g Black pepper
Calories 251kcal 101kcal Black pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 0.23g g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g g Thyme
Fiber 25.3g 14g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 405mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 171mg 160mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 158mg 106mg Black pepper
Potassium 1329mg 609mg Black pepper
Sodium 20mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 1.19mg 1.81mg Thyme
Copper 1.33mg 0.555mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E 1.04mg mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.048mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0.409mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.348mg Thyme
Folate 17µg 45µg Thyme
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 163.7µg µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.244mg 0.154mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg 0.285mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg 0.262mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg 0.126mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg 0.307mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.392g 0.467g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0.081g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0.532g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black pepper Thyme
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
60
Black pepper
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
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
62%
Black pepper
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
24%
Thyme
Fats
15%
Black pepper
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.925g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black pepper
Black pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.