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Thyme vs Oregano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Thyme and Oregano?

  • Thyme is richer in Vitamin C, while Oregano is higher in Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Iron is 242% higher.
  • Oregano has 70 times less Vitamin C than Thyme. Thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C, while Oregano has 2.3mg.

We used Thyme, fresh and Spices, oregano, dried types in this comparison.

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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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -64%
Contains more Iron +110.9%
Contains more Calcium +294.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Contains less Sodium -64%
Contains more Iron +110.9%
Contains more Calcium +294.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.9%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +14.1%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.6%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +6860.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +426.7%
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 8% 103% 366% 0% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 0% 1555% 178%
Contains more Vitamin C +6860.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +426.7%

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
230
Oregano
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
314
Oregano

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
54%
Oregano
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
69%
Oregano
Fats
8%
Thyme
20%
Oregano

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

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Thyme Oregano
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 - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Oregano Opinion
Calories 101 265 Oregano
Protein 5.56 9 Oregano
Fats 1.68 4.28 Oregano
Vitamin C 160.1 2.3 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 68.92 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 36.8 Oregano
Calcium 405 1597 Oregano
Potassium 609 1260 Oregano
Magnesium 160 270 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Thyme
Fiber 14 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.555 0.633 Oregano
Zinc 1.81 2.69 Oregano
Starch
Phosphorus 106 148 Oregano
Sodium 9 25 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 1701 Thyme
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.177 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.528 Oregano
Vitamin B3 1.824 4.64 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.921 Oregano
Vitamin B6 0.348 1.044 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 45 237 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 1.551 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.716 Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 1.369 Oregano
Tryptophan 0.114 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.154 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.285 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 0.262 0.78 Oregano
Lysine 0.126 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.307 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.144 Oregano
Fructose 1.13 Oregano

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. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.