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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
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Thyme
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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
24%
Thyme
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chili pepper Thyme Opinion
Calories 40 101 Thyme
Protein 1.87 5.56 Thyme
Fats 0.44 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 143.7 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 8.81 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 14 405 Thyme
Potassium 322 609 Thyme
Magnesium 23 160 Thyme
Sugars 5.3 Thyme
Fiber 1.5 14 Thyme
Copper 0.129 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.26 1.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 43 106 Thyme
Sodium 9 9
Vitamin A 952 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.048 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.244 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.348 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 Chili pepper
Folate 23 45 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.467 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.026 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.074 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.065 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.105 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.089 0.126 Thyme
Methionine 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.307 Thyme
Histidine 0.041 Chili pepper
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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 of 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.