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Paprika vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Paprika and Thyme?

  • Paprika is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however Thyme is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Paprika's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 247% more.
  • Thyme contains 6 times less Vitamin B6 than Paprika. Paprika contains 2.141mg of Vitamin B6, while Thyme contains 0.348mg.

We used Spices, paprika and Thyme, fresh types 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 +21.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.2%
Contains more Potassium +274.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.2%
Contains more Copper +28.5%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 69% 793% 128% 135% 202% 9% 119% 238%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Iron +21.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.2%
Contains more Potassium +274.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.2%
Contains more Copper +28.5%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.8%

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 A +936.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +513.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +17688.9%
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 Vitamin K 2956% 583% 0% 3% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 37% 0% 201%
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 A +936.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +513.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +17688.9%
Equal in Folate - 45

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Paprika Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 19.09g 10.45g Paprika
Protein 14.14g 5.56g Paprika
Fats 12.89g 1.68g Paprika
Carbs 53.99g 24.45g Paprika
Calories 282kcal 101kcal Paprika
Starch g g
Fructose 6.71g g Paprika
Sugar 10.34g g Thyme
Fiber 34.9g 14g Paprika
Calcium 229mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 21.14mg 17.45mg Paprika
Magnesium 178mg 160mg Paprika
Phosphorus 314mg 106mg Paprika
Potassium 2280mg 609mg Paprika
Sodium 68mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 4.33mg 1.81mg Paprika
Copper 0.713mg 0.555mg Paprika
Vitamin A 49254IU 4751IU Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1mg mg Paprika
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.9mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.33mg 0.048mg Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23mg 0.471mg Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06mg 1.824mg Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51mg 0.409mg Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141mg 0.348mg Paprika
Folate 49µg 45µg Paprika
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.49mg 0.154mg Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57mg 0.285mg Paprika
Leucine 0.92mg 0.262mg Paprika
Lysine 0.69mg 0.126mg Paprika
Methionine 0.2mg mg Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61mg mg Paprika
Valine 0.75mg 0.307mg Paprika
Histidine 0.25mg mg Paprika
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.14g 0.467g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695g 0.081g Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766g 0.532g Paprika

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Paprika 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
415
Paprika
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
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
85%
Paprika
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
24%
Thyme
Fats
59%
Paprika
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.673g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Paprika
Paprika is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.