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Thyme vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Thyme and Basil

  • Basil has less Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Potassium than Thyme.
  • Thyme covers your daily need of Iron 179% more than Basil.
  • Thyme has 9 times more Vitamin C than Basil. While Thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C, Basil has only 18mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Thyme, fresh and Basil, 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
Thyme
7
:
1
Basil
Contains more Iron +450.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Contains more Iron +450.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.4%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%

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
Thyme
6
:
4
Basil
Contains more Vitamin C +789.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +519.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Folate +51.1%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Contains more Vitamin C +789.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +519.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +11%
Contains more Folate +51.1%

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
93
Thyme
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
52
Basil

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
33%
Thyme
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
3%
Basil
Fats
8%
Thyme
3%
Basil

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

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Thyme Basil
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 - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.426g)
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 Thyme Basil Opinion
Calories 101 23 Thyme
Protein 5.56 3.15 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.64 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 18 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 2.65 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 3.17 Thyme
Calcium 405 177 Thyme
Potassium 609 295 Thyme
Magnesium 160 64 Thyme
Sugar 0.3 Thyme
Fiber 14 1.6 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.385 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.81 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 56 Thyme
Sodium 9 4 Basil
Vitamin A 4751 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.034 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.076 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.902 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.209 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.155 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folate 45 68 Basil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.389 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.039 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.104 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.104 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.191 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.11 Thyme
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.307 0.127 Thyme
Histidine 0.051 Basil
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.