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Table salt vs. Thyme — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Table salt and Thyme?

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 than Table salt.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1685% higher.
  • Thyme is lower in Sodium.

We used Salt, table 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.
Contains more Calcium +1587.5%
Contains more Iron +5187.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15900%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +7512.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1710%
Contains more Copper +1750%
Contains more Manganese +1619%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10% 14% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185% 225% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1587.5%
Contains more Iron +5187.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15900%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +7512.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1710%
Contains more Copper +1750%
Contains more Manganese +1619%

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.
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Thyme
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +3018.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +32455%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0.2 g
Other: 99.8 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 Other +3018.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +32455%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Table salt Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 0g 10.45g Thyme
Protein 0g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 0g 1.68g Thyme
Carbs 0g 24.45g Thyme
Calories 0kcal 101kcal Thyme
Fiber 0g 14g Thyme
Calcium 24mg 405mg Thyme
Iron 0.33mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 1mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 0mg 106mg Thyme
Potassium 8mg 609mg Thyme
Sodium 38758mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 0.1mg 1.81mg Thyme
Copper 0.03mg 0.555mg Thyme
Manganese 0.1mg 1.719mg Thyme
Selenium 0.1µg Table salt
Vitamin A 0IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 238µg Thyme
Vitamin C 0mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.048mg Thyme
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.824mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.348mg Thyme
Folate 0µg 45µg Thyme
Tryptophan 0mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine 0mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine 0mg 0.126mg Thyme
Valine 0mg 0.307mg Thyme
Saturated Fat 0g 0.467g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.081g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.532g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt 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
0%
Table salt
86%
Thyme
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
510%
Table salt
145%
Thyme

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 38749mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.467g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Table salt
Table salt is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/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.