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Nattō vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Nattō and Thyme

  • Nattō has more Copper, and Zinc, however Thyme has more Vitamin C, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 163% more.
  • Nattō has 2 times more Zinc than Thyme. Nattō has 3.03mg of Zinc, while Thyme has 1.81mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Natto 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
Nattō
5
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3
Thyme
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +67.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +102.9%
Contains more Calcium +86.6%
Contains more Magnesium +39.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +67.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +102.9%
Contains more Calcium +86.6%
Contains more Magnesium +39.1%

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
Nattō
3
:
7
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1131.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.7%
Contains more Folate +462.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1131.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.7%
Contains more Folate +462.5%

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
20
Nattō
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
24%
Thyme
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Thyme
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Nattō 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 - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.124g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Nattō Thyme Opinion
Calories 211 101 Nattō
Protein 19.4 5.56 Nattō
Fats 11 1.68 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 12.68 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 217 405 Thyme
Potassium 729 609 Nattō
Magnesium 115 160 Thyme
Sugar 4.89 Thyme
Fiber 5.4 14 Thyme
Copper 0.667 0.555 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 1.81 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 106 Nattō
Sodium 7 9 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.01 Nattō
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.048 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 0 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 45 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.467 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.081 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.532 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.114 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.154 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.285 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.262 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.126 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.307 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.