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Lemongrass vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lemongrass and Thyme

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, and Folate, while Thyme has more Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 175% higher.
  • Thyme contains 3 times less Manganese than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 5.224mg of Manganese, while Thyme contains 1.719mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Lemon grass (citronella), 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
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains more Calcium +523.1%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +108.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 106
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains more Calcium +523.1%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +108.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 106

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 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0%
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 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 10.45g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 0.49g 1.68g Thyme
Carbs 25.31g 24.45g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 101kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 14g Thyme
Calcium 65mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 8.17mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 60mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 101mg 106mg Thyme
Potassium 723mg 609mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 9mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 1.81mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.555mg Thyme
Vitamin A 6IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.048mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.348mg Thyme
Folate 75µg 45µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine mg 0.126mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.467g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.081g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.532g Thyme

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Lemongrass 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
13
Lemongrass
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
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
11%
Lemongrass
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
24%
Thyme
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.348g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/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.