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Peppermint vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Peppermint and Thyme

  • Peppermint has more Folate, however Thyme is higher in Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Thyme covers your daily need of Iron 155% more than Peppermint.
  • Peppermint has 3 times more Folate than Thyme. While Peppermint has 114µg of Folate, Thyme has only 45µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppermint, fresh 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 Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +63.1%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Equal in Potassium - 609
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +63.1%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Equal in Potassium - 609

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 +70.8%
Contains more Folate +153.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.824
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 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 +70.8%
Contains more Folate +153.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.824

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 10.45g Thyme
Protein 3.75g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 0.94g 1.68g Thyme
Carbs 14.89g 24.45g Thyme
Calories 70kcal 101kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 8g 14g Thyme
Calcium 243mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 5.08mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 80mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 73mg 106mg Thyme
Potassium 569mg 609mg Thyme
Sodium 31mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 1.11mg 1.81mg Thyme
Copper 0.329mg 0.555mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4248IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.048mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.348mg Thyme
Folate 114µg 45µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.154mg
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine 0.281mg 0.262mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.126mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine 0.075mg mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.467g Peppermint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.081g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.532g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peppermint 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
51
Peppermint
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
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
23%
Peppermint
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
24%
Thyme
Fats
4%
Peppermint
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.221g)
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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.