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

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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 367% 38% 0% 100% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 11% 0% 2075%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Chard Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 2.14g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 1.8g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 0.2g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 3.74g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 19kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.1g Thyme
Fiber 14g 1.6g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 51mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 1.8mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 81mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 46mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 379mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 213mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 0.36mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.179mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 6116IU Chard
Vitamin E mg 1.89mg Chard
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 30mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.04mg Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.09mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 0.4mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.172mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.099mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 14µg Thyme
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 830µg Chard
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.017mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.083mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.147mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.13mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg 0.099mg Thyme
Methionine mg 0.019mg Chard
Phenylalanine mg 0.11mg Chard
Valine 0.307mg 0.11mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.036mg Chard
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.03g Chard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.04g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.07g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Thyme Chard
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
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

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)

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.