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Thyme vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Thyme and Cumin

  • Thyme has more Vitamin C, however Cumin is higher in Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 611% more than Thyme.
  • Thyme has 21 times more Vitamin C than Cumin. While Thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C, Cumin has only 7.7mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Thyme, fresh and Spices, cumin seed.

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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
1
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7
Cumin
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Iron +280.3%
Contains more Calcium +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.8%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Iron +280.3%
Contains more Calcium +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.6%
Contains more Magnesium +128.8%
Contains more Copper +56.2%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.8%

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
5
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5
Cumin
Contains more Vitamin C +1979.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
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 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1979.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%

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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
44%
Cumin
Fats
8%
Thyme
103%
Cumin

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 Cumin
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Thyme Cumin
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 - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.068g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
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 Cumin Opinion
Calories 101 375 Cumin
Protein 5.56 17.81 Cumin
Fats 1.68 22.27 Cumin
Vitamin C 160.1 7.7 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 44.24 Cumin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 66.36 Cumin
Calcium 405 931 Cumin
Potassium 609 1788 Cumin
Magnesium 160 366 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 Thyme
Fiber 14 10.5 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.867 Cumin
Zinc 1.81 4.8 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 106 499 Cumin
Sodium 9 168 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 1270 Thyme
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.628 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.327 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 4.579 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.435 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 45 10 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 0.467 1.535 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 14.04 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 3.279 Cumin
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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.