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Leek vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Leek and Thyme

  • Thyme is higher than Leek in Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin A, and Zinc.
  • Thyme covers your daily Iron needs 192% more than Leek.

Food varieties used in this article are Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw 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
Leek
0
:
8
Thyme
Contains more Iron +731%
Contains more Calcium +586.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.4%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +1408.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Iron +731%
Contains more Calcium +586.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.4%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +1408.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -55%

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
Leek
4
:
6
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Folate +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1234.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1470%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
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 +25%
Contains more Folate +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1234.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1470%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%

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
35
Leek
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
24
Leek
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
9%
Leek
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
14%
Leek
24%
Thyme
Fats
1%
Leek
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.
Leek Thyme
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Leek 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 - 3.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.427g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Leek
Leek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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 Leek Thyme Opinion
Calories 61 101 Thyme
Protein 1.5 5.56 Thyme
Fats 0.3 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 12 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 14.15 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.1 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 59 405 Thyme
Potassium 180 609 Thyme
Magnesium 28 160 Thyme
Sugar 3.9 Thyme
Fiber 1.8 14 Thyme
Copper 0.12 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.12 1.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 35 106 Thyme
Sodium 20 9 Thyme
Vitamin A 1667 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.048 Leek
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.14 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.233 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 Leek
Folate 64 45 Leek
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.467 Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.012 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.063 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.052 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.096 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.078 0.126 Thyme
Methionine 0.018 Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055 Leek
Valine 0.056 0.307 Thyme
Histidine 0.025 Leek
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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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.