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Thyme vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Thyme and Parsley?

  • Thyme is richer in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Magnesium, while Parsley is higher in Folate, and Vitamin A.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 141% higher.
  • Parsley has 11 times less Manganese than Thyme. Thyme has 1.719mg of Manganese, while Parsley has 0.16mg.

We used Thyme, fresh and Parsley, fresh 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
8
:
Contains more Iron +181.5%
Contains more Calcium +193.5%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.9%
Equal in Potassium - 554
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Contains more Iron +181.5%
Contains more Calcium +193.5%
Contains more Magnesium +220%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.9%
Equal in Potassium - 554

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 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Folate +237.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.4
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 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Folate +237.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.4

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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
6%
Parsley
Fats
8%
Thyme
4%
Parsley

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 Parsley
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 Parsley
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 - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
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 Parsley Opinion
Calories 101 36 Thyme
Protein 5.56 2.97 Thyme
Fats 1.68 0.79 Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1 133 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 6.33 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 6.2 Thyme
Calcium 405 138 Thyme
Potassium 609 554 Thyme
Magnesium 160 50 Thyme
Sugar 0.85 Thyme
Fiber 14 3.3 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.149 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 1.07 Thyme
Starch
Phosphorus 106 58 Thyme
Sodium 9 56 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 8424 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 Parsley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.086 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.098 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 1.313 Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409 0.4 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.09 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 Parsley
Folate 45 152 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 0.132 Parsley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 0.295 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 0.124 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 0.045 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 0.122 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 0.118 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 0.204 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.307 0.172 Thyme
Histidine 0.061 Parsley
Fructose

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.