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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
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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 Phosphorus +711.3%
Contains more Zinc +153%
Contains more Copper +66.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
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 Phosphorus +711.3%
Contains more Zinc +153%
Contains more Copper +66.5%

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

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Seed Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 7.72g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 16.54g Seed
Fats 1.68g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 24.45g 42.12g Seed
Calories 101kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 405mg 631mg Seed
Iron 17.45mg 7.72mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 106mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 609mg 407mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 16mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.555mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 4751IU 54IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg 0.5mg Seed
Vitamin D 0IU IU Thyme
Vitamin D 0µg µg Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1mg 1.6mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.17mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 0.409mg mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.154mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 0.262mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.126mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.307mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.14g Thyme
Saturated Fat 0.467g 3.33g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Thyme Seed
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
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

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 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)
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.

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.