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Thyme vs Chard - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Thyme and Chard?

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Zinc than Chard.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 196% higher.
  • Chard has 9 times less Fiber than Thyme. Thyme has 14g of Fiber, while Chard has 1.6g.

We used Thyme, fresh and Chard, swiss, raw 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
Thyme
8
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0
Chard
Contains more Iron +869.4%
Contains more Calcium +694.1%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +210.1%
Contains more Zinc +402.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 16% 34% 58% 60% 10% 20% 28%
Contains more Iron +869.4%
Contains more Calcium +694.1%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +210.1%
Contains more Zinc +402.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%

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
Thyme
7
:
3
Chard
Contains more Vitamin C +433.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.5%
Contains more Folate +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.7%
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 100% 367% 38% 0% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 0% 2075% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +433.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.5%
Contains more Folate +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.7%

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
222
Chard
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
36
Chard

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
11%
Chard
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
4%
Chard
Fats
8%
Thyme
1%
Chard

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 Chard
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

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Thyme Chard
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 - 1.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 204mg)
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?
Chard
Chard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.437g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chard
Chard is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Chard
Chard is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Chard Opinion
Calories 101 19 Thyme
Protein 5.56 1.8 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.2 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 30 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 3.74 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 1.8 Thyme
Calcium 405 51 Thyme
Potassium 609 379 Thyme
Magnesium 160 81 Thyme
Sugar 1.1 Thyme
Fiber 14 1.6 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.179 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.36 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 46 Thyme
Sodium 9 213 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 6116 Chard
Vitamin E 1.89 Chard
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.04 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.09 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.4 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.172 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.099 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 830 Chard
Folate 45 14 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.03 Chard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.04 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.07 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.017 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.083 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.147 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.13 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.099 Thyme
Methionine 0.019 Chard
Phenylalanine 0.11 Chard
Valine 0.307 0.11 Thyme
Histidine 0.036 Chard
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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. Chard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169991/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.