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Thyme vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Thyme and Peppermint

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, however Peppermint is higher in Folate.
  • Thyme covers your daily need of Iron 155% more than Peppermint.
  • Thyme has 5 times more Vitamin C than Peppermint. While Thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C, Peppermint has only 31.8mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Thyme, fresh and Peppermint, fresh.

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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
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +63.1%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -71%
Contains more Zinc +63.1%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Equal in Potassium - 569

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.8%
Contains more Folate +153.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.706
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +403.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.8%
Contains more Folate +153.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.706

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 6.89g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 3.75g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 0.94g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 14.89g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 70kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14g 8g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 243mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 5.08mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 80mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 73mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 569mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 31mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 1.11mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.329mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 4248IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 31.8mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.266mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 1.706mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.338mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.129mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 114µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.058mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.154mg
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.154mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.126mg 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine mg 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine 0.307mg 0.187mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.246g Peppermint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.033g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.508g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Thyme Peppermint
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
68
Peppermint

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
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
15%
Peppermint
Fats
8%
Thyme
4%
Peppermint

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.221g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.