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Quinoa vs. Thyme — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Quinoa and Thyme?

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 than Quinoa.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 200% higher.

We used Quinoa, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Quinoa
3
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7
Thyme
Contains more Phosphorus +43.4%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Calcium +2282.4%
Contains more Iron +1071.1%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Potassium +254.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.1%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains more Manganese +172.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 56% 46% 66% 16% 1% 30% 64% 83% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185% 225% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.4%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Calcium +2282.4%
Contains more Iron +1071.1%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Potassium +254.1%
Contains more Zinc +66.1%
Contains more Copper +189.1%
Contains more Manganese +172.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Quinoa
4
:
7
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +94920%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +328.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.9%
Equal in Folate - 45
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 13% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 0% 29% 32% 0% 13% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +94920%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +328.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.9%
Equal in Folate - 45

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quinoa
2
:
3
Thyme
Contains more Fats +14.3%
Contains more Protein +26.4%
Contains more Carbs +14.8%
Contains more Other +315.6%
Equal in Water - 65.11
4% 2% 21% 72%
Protein: 4.4 g
Fats: 1.92 g
Carbs: 21.3 g
Water: 71.61 g
Other: 0.77 g
6% 2% 24% 65% 3%
Protein: 5.56 g
Fats: 1.68 g
Carbs: 24.45 g
Water: 65.11 g
Other: 3.2 g
Contains more Fats +14.3%
Contains more Protein +26.4%
Contains more Carbs +14.8%
Contains more Other +315.6%
Equal in Water - 65.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quinoa
3
:
0
Thyme
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +551.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +102.6%
13% 29% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.528 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.078 g
43% 8% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.467 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +551.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +102.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Quinoa Thyme
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quinoa Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 18.5g 10.45g Quinoa
Protein 4.4g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 1.92g 1.68g Quinoa
Carbs 21.3g 24.45g Thyme
Calories 120kcal 101kcal Quinoa
Starch 17.63g Quinoa
Sugar 0.87g Thyme
Fiber 2.8g 14g Thyme
Calcium 17mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 1.49mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 64mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 152mg 106mg Quinoa
Potassium 172mg 609mg Thyme
Sodium 7mg 9mg Quinoa
Zinc 1.09mg 1.81mg Thyme
Copper 0.192mg 0.555mg Thyme
Manganese 0.631mg 1.719mg Thyme
Selenium 2.8µg Quinoa
Vitamin A 5IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 238µg Thyme
Vitamin E 0.63mg Quinoa
Vitamin C 0mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.107mg 0.048mg Quinoa
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 0.412mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.123mg 0.348mg Thyme
Folate 42µg 45µg Thyme
Choline 23mg Quinoa
Tryptophan 0.052mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.131mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.157mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine 0.261mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine 0.239mg 0.126mg Quinoa
Methionine 0.096mg Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0.185mg Quinoa
Valine 0.185mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine 0.127mg Quinoa
Saturated Fat 0.231g 0.467g Quinoa
Omega-3 - DHA 0.015g Quinoa
Monounsaturated Fat 0.528g 0.081g Quinoa
Polyunsaturated fat 1.078g 0.532g Quinoa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Quinoa Thyme
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Quinoa
86%
Thyme
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Quinoa
145%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quinoa
Quinoa contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quinoa
Quinoa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.236g)
Which food is cheaper?
Quinoa
Quinoa is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Quinoa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168917/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.