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Thyme vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Thyme and Sardine?

  • Thyme is higher in Iron, Manganese, Copper, and Magnesium, however Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 373% more.
  • Sardine contains 16 times less Manganese than Thyme. Thyme contains 1.719mg of Manganese, while Sardine contains 0.108mg.

We used Thyme, fresh and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone types in this article.

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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
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Contains more Iron +497.6%
Contains more Magnesium +310.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains more Copper +198.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.3%
Equal in Calcium - 382
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Iron +497.6%
Contains more Magnesium +310.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains more Copper +198.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.3%
Equal in Calcium - 382

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 A +4299.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.4%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4299.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.4%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +187.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 0g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 1.68g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 24.45g 0g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Thyme
Fiber 14g 0g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 382mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 2.92mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 39mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 609mg 397mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 307mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 1.31mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.186mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 108IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 0IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 0µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 160.1mg 0mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.227mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.642mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.167mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 10µg Thyme
Vitamin B12 0µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 0.154mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 0.285mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 0.262mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 0.126mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 0.307mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 0mg 142mg Thyme
Trans Fat 0g g Sardine
Saturated Fat 0.467g 1.528g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Thyme Sardine
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
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
79
Sardine

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
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
0%
Sardine
Fats
8%
Thyme
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 298mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.061g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $4.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.