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Thyme vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Thyme and Leek

  • Thyme is higher than Leek in Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin A, and Zinc.
  • Thyme covers your daily Iron needs 192% more than Leek.
  • Thyme contains 16 times more Vitamin B2 than Leek. While Thyme contains 0.471mg of Vitamin B2, Leek contains only 0.03mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Thyme, fresh and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), 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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0
Leek
Contains more Iron +731%
Contains more Calcium +586.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.4%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +1408.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Contains more Iron +731%
Contains more Calcium +586.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.3%
Contains more Magnesium +471.4%
Contains more Copper +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +1408.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -55%

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
6
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4
Leek
Contains more Vitamin C +1234.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1470%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Folate +42.2%
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 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +1234.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1470%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Folate +42.2%

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
35
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
24
Leek

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
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
14%
Leek
Fats
8%
Thyme
1%
Leek

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 Leek
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 Leek
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 - 3.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.427g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Leek
Leek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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 Leek Opinion
Calories 101 61 Thyme
Protein 5.56 1.5 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.3 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 12 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 14.15 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 2.1 Thyme
Calcium 405 59 Thyme
Potassium 609 180 Thyme
Magnesium 160 28 Thyme
Sugar 3.9 Thyme
Fiber 14 1.8 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.12 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.12 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 35 Thyme
Sodium 9 20 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 1667 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.06 Leek
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.03 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.4 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.14 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.233 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 Leek
Folate 45 64 Leek
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.04 Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.004 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.166 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.012 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.063 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.052 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.096 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.078 Thyme
Methionine 0.018 Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055 Leek
Valine 0.307 0.056 Thyme
Histidine 0.025 Leek
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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 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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.