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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 Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Magnesium +310.3%
Contains more Copper +198.4%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.3%
Equal in Calcium - 382
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Contains more Iron +497.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Magnesium +310.3%
Contains more Copper +198.4%
Contains more Zinc +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4299.1%
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 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 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +4299.1%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
33%
Thyme
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
0%
Sardine
Fats
8%
Thyme
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Thyme Sardine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Thyme Sardine
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 Cholesterol?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 298mg)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Thyme Sardine Opinion
Calories 101 208 Sardine
Protein 5.56 24.62 Sardine
Fats 1.68 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 160.1 0 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 0 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 142 Thyme
Vitamin D 0 193 Sardine
Iron 17.45 2.92 Thyme
Calcium 405 382 Thyme
Potassium 609 397 Thyme
Magnesium 160 39 Thyme
Sugars 0 Thyme
Fiber 14 0 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.186 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 1.31 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 490 Sardine
Sodium 9 307 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 108 Thyme
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 0 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.227 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 5.245 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.642 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.167 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 45 10 Thyme
Trans Fat 0 Sardine
Saturated Fat 0.467 1.528 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.114 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 0.154 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 0.285 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 0.262 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 0.126 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 Sardine
Valine 0.307 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 Sardine
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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 of 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.