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Cayenne pepper vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cayenne pepper and Thyme

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, and Calcium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 205% more than Thyme.
  • Thyme has 7 times less Vitamin B6 than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, while Thyme has 0.348mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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
Contains more Phosphorus +176.4%
Contains more Potassium +230.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Calcium +173.6%
Contains more Iron +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 160
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.4%
Contains more Potassium +230.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Calcium +173.6%
Contains more Iron +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 160

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 +775.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +604%
Contains more Folate +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +109.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 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 +775.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +604%
Contains more Folate +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +109.6%

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.
Cayenne pepper 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 10.45g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 5.56g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 1.68g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 24.45g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 101kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Thyme
Fiber 27.2g 14g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 7.8mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 152mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 293mg 106mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 609mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 2.48mg 1.81mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.555mg Thyme
Vitamin A 41610IU 4751IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.048mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.471mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.824mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.348mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 45µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine mg 0.126mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.467g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.081g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.532g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cayenne pepper 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
388
Cayenne pepper
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne 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
72%
Cayenne pepper
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
24%
Thyme
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
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 - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.793g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.