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Thyme vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Thyme and Scallion

  • The amount of Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A in Thyme is higher than in Scallion.
  • Thyme covers your daily Iron needs 200% more than Scallion.
  • Scallion has 11 times less Manganese than Thyme. Thyme has 1.719mg of Manganese, while Scallion has 0.16mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Thyme, fresh and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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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Contains more Iron +1079.1%
Contains more Calcium +462.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.7%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Copper +568.7%
Contains more Zinc +364.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +186.5%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Contains more Iron +1079.1%
Contains more Calcium +462.5%
Contains more Potassium +120.7%
Contains more Magnesium +700%
Contains more Copper +568.7%
Contains more Zinc +364.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +186.5%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +751.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +445.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.6%
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 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +751.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +445.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.6%
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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
21
Scallion

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
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
7%
Scallion
Fats
8%
Thyme
1%
Scallion

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 Scallion
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 Scallion
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 - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.435g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 Scallion Opinion
Calories 101 32 Thyme
Protein 5.56 1.83 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.19 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 18.8 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 7.34 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 1.48 Thyme
Calcium 405 72 Thyme
Potassium 609 276 Thyme
Magnesium 160 20 Thyme
Sugar 2.33 Thyme
Fiber 14 2.6 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.083 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 0.39 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 37 Thyme
Sodium 9 16 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 997 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.55 Scallion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.055 Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.08 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 0.525 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.075 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.061 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 207 Scallion
Folate 45 64 Scallion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.032 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.027 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.074 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.02 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.072 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.077 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.109 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.091 Thyme
Methionine 0.02 Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059 Scallion
Valine 0.307 0.081 Thyme
Histidine 0.032 Scallion
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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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.