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Thyme vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Thyme and Garden cress

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however Garden cress has more Vitamin A.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 202% more.
  • Thyme has 13 times more Fiber than Garden cress. Thyme has 14g of Fiber, while Garden cress has 1.1g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Thyme, fresh and Cress, garden, raw.

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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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Contains more Iron +1242.3%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Magnesium +321.1%
Contains more Copper +226.5%
Contains more Zinc +687%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Equal in Potassium - 606
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Contains more Iron +1242.3%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Magnesium +321.1%
Contains more Copper +226.5%
Contains more Zinc +687%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.7%
Equal in Potassium - 606

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
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 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
Contains more Vitamin C +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +77.8%

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
187
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
31
Garden cress

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
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
6%
Garden cress
Fats
8%
Thyme
3%
Garden cress

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 Garden cress
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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Thyme Garden cress
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 - 4.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.444g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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 Thyme Garden cress Opinion
Calories 101 32 Thyme
Protein 5.56 2.6 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.7 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 69 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 5.5 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 1.3 Thyme
Calcium 405 81 Thyme
Potassium 609 606 Thyme
Magnesium 160 38 Thyme
Sugar 4.4 Thyme
Fiber 14 1.1 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.17 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.23 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 76 Thyme
Sodium 9 14 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 6917 Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.08 Garden cress
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.26 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 1 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.242 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.247 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 45 80 Garden cress
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.023 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.239 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.228 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 Thyme
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine 0.307 Thyme
Histidine
Fructose

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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.