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Sesame vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Sesame and Thyme

  • Sesame has more Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, however Thyme has more Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 392% more.
  • Sesame has 16 times more Vitamin B1 than Thyme. Sesame has 0.791mg of Vitamin B1, while Thyme has 0.048mg.
  • Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Sesame
5
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3
Thyme
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Magnesium +119.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.4%
Contains more Zinc +328.2%
Contains more Copper +635.5%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Calcium +140.7%
Contains more Magnesium +119.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.4%
Contains more Zinc +328.2%
Contains more Copper +635.5%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%

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
Sesame
6
:
4
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1547.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127%
Contains more Folate +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +52688.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 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 +1547.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127%
Contains more Folate +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +52688.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 10.45g Sesame
Protein 17.73g 5.56g Sesame
Fats 49.67g 1.68g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 24.45g Thyme
Calories 573kcal 101kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.3g g Thyme
Fiber 11.8g 14g Thyme
Calcium 975mg 405mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 351mg 160mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 106mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 609mg Thyme
Sodium 11mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 7.75mg 1.81mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.555mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E 0.25mg mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.048mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 1.824mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.348mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 45µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388mg 0.114mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg 0.154mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg 0.285mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg 0.262mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg 0.126mg Sesame
Methionine 0.586mg mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg 0.307mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957g 0.467g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 0.081g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 0.532g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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
50
Sesame
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
24%
Thyme
Fats
229%
Sesame
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.49g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.