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Thyme vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Thyme and Seed

  • Thyme is higher in Vitamin C, and Iron, yet Seed is higher in Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Thyme covers your daily Vitamin C needs 176% more than Seed.
  • Thyme contains 2 times more Iron than Seed. While Thyme contains 17.45mg of Iron, Seed contains only 7.72mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Thyme, fresh and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
3
:
5
Seed
Contains more Iron +126%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Calcium +55.8%
Contains more Magnesium +109.4%
Contains more Copper +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +153%
Contains more Phosphorus +711.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Iron +126%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Calcium +55.8%
Contains more Magnesium +109.4%
Contains more Copper +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +153%
Contains more Phosphorus +711.3%

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
:
4
Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +9906.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +8698.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.1%
Equal in Folate - 49
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +9906.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +8698.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.1%
Equal in Folate - 49

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
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
42%
Seed
Fats
8%
Thyme
142%
Seed

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

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Thyme Seed
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 contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.863g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Seed Opinion
Calories 101 486 Seed
Protein 5.56 16.54 Seed
Fats 1.68 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 160.1 1.6 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 42.12 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Thyme
Iron 17.45 7.72 Thyme
Calcium 405 631 Seed
Potassium 609 407 Thyme
Magnesium 160 335 Seed
Sugar
Fiber 14 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.555 0.924 Seed
Zinc 1.81 4.58 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 106 860 Seed
Sodium 9 16 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 54 Thyme
Vitamin E 0.5 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.17 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.409 Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348 Thyme
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 45 49 Seed
Trans Fat 0 0.14 Thyme
Saturated Fat 0.467 3.33 Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 2.309 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.114 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.154 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.285 0.801 Seed
Leucine 0.262 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.126 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.307 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.531 Seed
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.