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Thyme vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Thyme and Cayenne pepper

  • Thyme has more Iron, Vitamin C, and Calcium, however Cayenne pepper is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 205% more than Thyme.
  • Cayenne pepper has 3 times less Calcium than Thyme. Thyme has 405mg of Calcium, while Cayenne pepper has 148mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Thyme, fresh and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 +173.6%
Contains more Iron +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.4%
Contains more Potassium +230.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Equal in Magnesium - 152
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains more Calcium +173.6%
Contains more Iron +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.4%
Contains more Potassium +230.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Equal in Magnesium - 152

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 C +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +775.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +604%
Contains more Folate +135.6%
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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin C +109.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +775.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +604%
Contains more Folate +135.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 5.56g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 1.68g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 24.45g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 101kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Thyme
Fiber 14g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 405mg 148mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 7.8mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 152mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 609mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 9mg 30mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.555mg 0.373mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 76.4mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.409mg mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 45µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.114mg mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine 0.307mg mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.467g 3.26g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Thyme Cayenne pepper
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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
8%
Thyme
80%
Cayenne pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.793g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.