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Oregano vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Oregano and Thyme?

  • Oregano is richer in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, while Thyme is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Iron is 242% higher.
  • Thyme has 5 times less Folate than Oregano. Oregano has 237µg of Folate, while Thyme has 45µg.

We used Spices, oregano, dried and Thyme, fresh 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" 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 Calcium +294.3%
Contains more Iron +110.9%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Calcium +294.3%
Contains more Iron +110.9%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -64%

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 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6860.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 1555%
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 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +426.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6860.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 10.45g Oregano
Protein 9g 5.56g Oregano
Fats 4.28g 1.68g Oregano
Carbs 68.92g 24.45g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 101kcal Oregano
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g g Thyme
Fiber 42.5g 14g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 405mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 17.45mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 160mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 106mg Oregano
Potassium 1260mg 609mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 2.69mg 1.81mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.555mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E 18.26mg mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.048mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.471mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 1.824mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.409mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.348mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 45µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg 0.114mg Oregano
Threonine 0.322mg 0.154mg Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441mg 0.285mg Oregano
Leucine 0.78mg 0.262mg Oregano
Lysine 0.5mg 0.126mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg mg Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449mg mg Oregano
Valine 0.585mg 0.307mg Oregano
Histidine 0.144mg mg Oregano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.467g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.081g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 0.532g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Oregano 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
230
Oregano
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
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
54%
Oregano
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
24%
Thyme
Fats
20%
Oregano
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.