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Thyme vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Thyme and Spinach?

  • Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium, while Spinach is higher in Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Iron is 184% higher.
  • Spinach has 6 times less Fiber than Thyme. Thyme has 14g of Fiber, while Spinach has 2.2g.

We used Thyme, fresh and Spinach, raw 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 Calcium +309.1%
Contains more Iron +543.9%
Contains more Magnesium +102.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Copper +326.9%
Equal in Potassium - 558
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 102% 57% 22% 50% 11% 15% 44%
Contains more Calcium +309.1%
Contains more Iron +543.9%
Contains more Magnesium +102.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.6%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Copper +326.9%
Equal in Potassium - 558

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 +469.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +331.1%
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 563% 41% 0% 94% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 146% 0% 1208%
Contains more Vitamin C +469.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +331.1%

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 Spinach
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Spinach Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 1.43g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 2.86g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 0.39g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 3.63g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 23kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.15g Spinach
Sugar g 0.42g Thyme
Fiber 14g 2.2g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 99mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 2.71mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 79mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 49mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 558mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 79mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 0.53mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.13mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 9377IU Spinach
Vitamin E mg 2.03mg Spinach
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 28.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.078mg Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.189mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 0.724mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.065mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.195mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 194µg Spinach
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 482.9µg Spinach
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.039mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.122mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.147mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.223mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg 0.174mg Spinach
Methionine mg 0.053mg Spinach
Phenylalanine mg 0.129mg Spinach
Valine 0.307mg 0.161mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.064mg Spinach
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.063g Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.01g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.165g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Thyme Spinach
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
181
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
41
Spinach

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
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
4%
Spinach
Fats
8%
Thyme
2%
Spinach

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 70mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.404g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.