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Spinach vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Spinach and Thyme?

  • Spinach is richer in Folate, and Vitamin A, while Thyme is higher in Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 184% higher.
  • Thyme has 4 times less Folate than Spinach. Spinach has 194µg of Folate, while Thyme has 45µg.

We used Spinach, raw 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" 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 +543.9%
Contains more Calcium +309.1%
Contains more Magnesium +102.5%
Contains more Copper +326.9%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Equal in Potassium - 609
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 30% 50% 57% 44% 15% 22% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Iron +543.9%
Contains more Calcium +309.1%
Contains more Magnesium +102.5%
Contains more Copper +326.9%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Equal in Potassium - 609

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 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +331.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +469.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 563% 41% 0% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 0% 1208% 146%
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 A +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +331.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +469.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.5%

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
181
Spinach
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
41
Spinach
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
17%
Spinach
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
4%
Spinach
24%
Thyme
Fats
2%
Spinach
8%
Thyme

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

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Spinach Thyme
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 70mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.404g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spinach Thyme Opinion
Calories 23 101 Thyme
Protein 2.86 5.56 Thyme
Fats 0.39 1.68 Thyme
Vitamin C 28.1 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 3.63 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.71 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 99 405 Thyme
Potassium 558 609 Thyme
Magnesium 79 160 Thyme
Sugar 0.42 Thyme
Fiber 2.2 14 Thyme
Copper 0.13 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 0.53 1.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 49 106 Thyme
Sodium 79 9 Thyme
Vitamin A 9377 4751 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.048 Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.189 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 0.724 1.824 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.065 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.195 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 Spinach
Folate 194 45 Spinach
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.063 0.467 Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.039 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.122 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.147 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.223 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.174 0.126 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.129 Spinach
Valine 0.161 0.307 Thyme
Histidine 0.064 Spinach
Fructose 0.15 Spinach

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.