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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, 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
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Thyme
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Calcium +523.1%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +108.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 106
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Calcium +523.1%
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 C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 9% 1% 0% 0% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 0% 0% 57%
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 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Lemongrass 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 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Thyme Opinion
Calories 99 101 Thyme
Protein 1.82 5.56 Thyme
Fats 0.49 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 2.6 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 25.31 24.45 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 65 405 Thyme
Potassium 723 609 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 160 Thyme
Sugar
Fiber 14 Thyme
Copper 0.266 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 2.23 1.81 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 106 Thyme
Sodium 6 9 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.048 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.101 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 75 45 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.467 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.532 Thyme
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. 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.