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Dill vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Dill and Thyme

  • Dill is richer in Folate, and Vitamin A, yet Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Thyme is 136% higher.
  • Dill contains 3 times more Folate than Thyme. Dill contains 150µg of Folate, while Thyme contains 45µg.

Food types used in this article are Dill weed, 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
Dill
1
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7
Thyme
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +164.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Copper +280.1%
Contains more Zinc +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 248% 63% 66% 40% 49% 25% 29% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +164.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Copper +280.1%
Contains more Zinc +98.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%

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
Dill
3
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5
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.409
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 464% 0% 0% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 0% 0% 113%
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 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.409

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
86
Dill
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
65
Dill
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
21%
Dill
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
7%
Dill
24%
Thyme
Fats
5%
Dill
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.
Dill Thyme
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Dill 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 richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dill
Dill is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.407g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill
Dill is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Dill
Dill is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Dill Thyme Opinion
Calories 43 101 Thyme
Protein 3.46 5.56 Thyme
Fats 1.12 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 85 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 7.02 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.59 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 208 405 Thyme
Potassium 738 609 Dill
Magnesium 55 160 Thyme
Sugar
Fiber 2.1 14 Thyme
Copper 0.146 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.91 1.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 66 106 Thyme
Sodium 61 9 Thyme
Vitamin A 7718 4751 Dill
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.058 0.048 Dill
Vitamin B2 0.296 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.57 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.185 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 150 45 Dill
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.06 0.467 Dill
Monounsaturated Fat 0.802 0.081 Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.095 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.014 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.068 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.195 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.159 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.246 0.126 Dill
Methionine 0.011 Dill
Phenylalanine 0.065 Dill
Valine 0.154 0.307 Thyme
Histidine 0.071 Dill
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. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/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.