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Chili pepper vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili pepper and Thyme different?

  • Chili pepper contains less Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Zinc than Thyme.
  • Thyme covers your daily need of Iron 205% more than Chili pepper.

Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Thyme, fresh types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +1594.2%
Contains more Calcium +2792.9%
Contains more Potassium +89.1%
Contains more Magnesium +595.7%
Contains more Copper +330.2%
Contains more Zinc +596.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +146.5%
Equal in Sodium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Iron +1594.2%
Contains more Calcium +2792.9%
Contains more Potassium +89.1%
Contains more Magnesium +595.7%
Contains more Copper +330.2%
Contains more Zinc +596.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +146.5%
Equal in Sodium - 9

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 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +399.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +447.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +95.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +399.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +447.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +95.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Thyme Opinion
Calories 40kcal 101kcal Thyme
Protein 1.87g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 0.44g 1.68g Thyme
Vitamin C 143.7mg 160.1mg Thyme
Net carbs 7.31g 10.45g Thyme
Carbs 8.81g 24.45g Thyme
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.03mg 17.45mg Thyme
Calcium 14mg 405mg Thyme
Potassium 322mg 609mg Thyme
Magnesium 23mg 160mg Thyme
Sugar 5.3g g Thyme
Fiber 1.5g 14g Thyme
Copper 0.129mg 0.555mg Thyme
Zinc 0.26mg 1.81mg Thyme
Starch g g
Phosphorus 43mg 106mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 9mg
Vitamin A 952IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E 0.69mg mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.048mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.348mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg µg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 45µg Thyme
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.467g Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.081g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.532g Thyme
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.074mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine 0.105mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine 0.089mg 0.126mg Thyme
Methionine 0.024mg mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine 0.041mg mg Chili pepper
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Thyme
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
66
Chili pepper
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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%
Chili pepper
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
24%
Thyme
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.425g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (9 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.