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Cumin vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cumin and Thyme

  • Cumin has more Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Copper, and Zinc, however Thyme is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 611% more than Thyme.
  • Cumin has 13 times more Vitamin B1 than Thyme. While Cumin has 0.628mg of Vitamin B1, Thyme has only 0.048mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, cumin seed 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
Cumin
7
:
1
Thyme
Contains more Iron +280.3%
Contains more Calcium +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.8%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Iron +280.3%
Contains more Calcium +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.8%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%

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
Cumin
5
:
5
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +1979.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44%
Contains more Folate +350%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 B1 +1208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +1979.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44%
Contains more Folate +350%

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
51
Cumin
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
24%
Thyme
Fats
103%
Cumin
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.
Cumin 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

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Cumin 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 - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.068g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Thyme Opinion
Calories 375 101 Cumin
Protein 17.81 5.56 Cumin
Fats 22.27 1.68 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 44.24 24.45 Cumin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 17.45 Cumin
Calcium 931 405 Cumin
Potassium 1788 609 Cumin
Magnesium 366 160 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 Thyme
Fiber 10.5 14 Thyme
Copper 0.867 0.555 Cumin
Zinc 4.8 1.81 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 106 Cumin
Sodium 168 9 Thyme
Vitamin A 1270 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.048 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.824 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.348 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 10 45 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 0.467 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 0.081 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 0.532 Cumin
Tryptophan 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 Thyme
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine 0.307 Thyme
Histidine
Fructose

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.