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Thyme vs Dill - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Thyme and Dill

  • Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, yet Dill is richer in Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Thyme is 136% higher.
  • Thyme contains 7 times more Fiber than Dill. Thyme contains 14g of Fiber, while Dill contains 2.1g.

Food types used in this article are Thyme, fresh and Dill weed, 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
Dill
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Iron +164.8%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.9%
Contains more Copper +280.1%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 63% 248% 40% 29% 66% 8% 25% 49%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Iron +164.8%
Contains more Magnesium +190.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.9%
Contains more Copper +280.1%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%

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
:
3
Dill
Contains more Vitamin C +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397
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 464% 0% 0% 284% 15% 69% 30% 24% 43% 113% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Dill Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 4.92g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 3.46g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 1.12g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 7.02g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 43kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14g 2.1g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 208mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 6.59mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 55mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 66mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 738mg Dill
Sodium 9mg 61mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 0.91mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.146mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 7718IU Dill
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 85mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.058mg Dill
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.296mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 1.57mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.397mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.185mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 150µg Dill
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.014mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.068mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.195mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.159mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg 0.246mg Dill
Methionine mg 0.011mg Dill
Phenylalanine mg 0.065mg Dill
Valine 0.307mg 0.154mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.071mg Dill
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.06g Dill
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.802g Dill
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.095g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Thyme Dill
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
86
Dill
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
65
Dill

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
21%
Dill
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
7%
Dill
Fats
8%
Thyme
5%
Dill

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dill
Dill is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.407g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dill
Dill is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Dill
Dill is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Dill - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172233/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.