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Dried thyme vs. Bay leaf — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Dried thyme and Bay leaf?

  • Dried thyme is richer in Iron, Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin B3, yet Bay leaf is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Dried thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 1008% higher.
  • Dried thyme has 57 times more Vitamin B1 than Bay leaf. Dried thyme has 0.513mg of Vitamin B1, while Bay leaf has 0.009mg.

We used Spices, thyme, dried and Spices, bay leaf types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +126.6%
Contains more Iron +187.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.9%
Contains more Potassium +53.9%
Contains more Zinc +67%
Contains more Copper +106.7%
Contains more Selenium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.2%
Equal in Manganese - 8.167
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 567% 4635% 158% 87% 72% 8% 169% 287% 1027% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Contains more Calcium +126.6%
Contains more Iron +187.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.9%
Contains more Potassium +53.9%
Contains more Zinc +67%
Contains more Copper +106.7%
Contains more Selenium +64.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.2%
Equal in Manganese - 8.167

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.4%
Contains more Folate +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 46.5
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.421
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 150% 0% 167% 129% 93% 93% 0% 127% 206% 0% 24% 4287%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.4%
Contains more Folate +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 46.5
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.421

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19.7%
Contains more Water +43.2%
Contains more Other +224%
Contains more Fats +12.5%
Contains more Carbs +17.3%
9% 7% 64% 8% 12%
Protein: 9.11 g
Fats: 7.43 g
Carbs: 63.94 g
Water: 7.79 g
Other: 11.73 g
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
Contains more Protein +19.7%
Contains more Water +43.2%
Contains more Other +224%
Contains more Fats +12.5%
Contains more Carbs +17.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +248.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.4%
62% 11% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.47 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.19 g
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +248.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dried thyme Bay leaf
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dried thyme Bay leaf Opinion
Net carbs 26.94g 48.67g Bay leaf
Protein 9.11g 7.61g Dried thyme
Fats 7.43g 8.36g Bay leaf
Carbs 63.94g 74.97g Bay leaf
Calories 276kcal 313kcal Bay leaf
Sugar 1.71g Bay leaf
Fiber 37g 26.3g Dried thyme
Calcium 1890mg 834mg Dried thyme
Iron 123.6mg 43mg Dried thyme
Magnesium 220mg 120mg Dried thyme
Phosphorus 201mg 113mg Dried thyme
Potassium 814mg 529mg Dried thyme
Sodium 55mg 23mg Bay leaf
Zinc 6.18mg 3.7mg Dried thyme
Copper 0.86mg 0.416mg Dried thyme
Manganese 7.867mg 8.167mg Bay leaf
Selenium 4.6µg 2.8µg Dried thyme
Vitamin A 3800IU 6185IU Bay leaf
Vitamin A RAE 190µg 309µg Bay leaf
Vitamin E 7.48mg Dried thyme
Vitamin C 50mg 46.5mg Dried thyme
Vitamin B1 0.513mg 0.009mg Dried thyme
Vitamin B2 0.399mg 0.421mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 4.94mg 2.005mg Dried thyme
Vitamin B6 0.55mg 1.74mg Bay leaf
Folate 274µg 180µg Dried thyme
Choline 43.6mg Dried thyme
Vitamin K 1714.5µg Dried thyme
Tryptophan 0.186mg Dried thyme
Threonine 0.252mg Dried thyme
Isoleucine 0.468mg Dried thyme
Leucine 0.43mg Dried thyme
Lysine 0.207mg Dried thyme
Valine 0.502mg Dried thyme
Saturated Fat 2.73g 2.28g Bay leaf
Monounsaturated Fat 0.47g 1.64g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 1.19g 2.29g Bay leaf

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dried thyme Bay leaf
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
423%
Dried thyme
92%
Bay leaf
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
703%
Dried thyme
337%
Bay leaf

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Dried thyme
Dried thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dried thyme
Dried thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.45g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Dried thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170938/nutrients
  2. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/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.