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Thyme vs. Tarragon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Thyme and Tarragon

  • Thyme has more Vitamin C, however, Tarragon is richer in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Tarragon covers your daily Manganese needs 272% more than Thyme.
  • Tarragon has 3 times less Vitamin C than Thyme. Thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C, while Tarragon has 50mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Thyme, fresh and Spices, tarragon, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Thyme
1
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Contains less Sodium -85.5%
Contains more Calcium +181.2%
Contains more Iron +85.1%
Contains more Magnesium +116.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.3%
Contains more Potassium +395.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.5%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Manganese +363.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185% 225% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 342% 1212% 248% 135% 267% 9% 107% 226% 1040% 24%
Contains less Sodium -85.5%
Contains more Calcium +181.2%
Contains more Iron +85.1%
Contains more Magnesium +116.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +195.3%
Contains more Potassium +395.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.5%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Manganese +363.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Thyme
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +390.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Folate +508.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 252% 0% 0% 167% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 206% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +220.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +422.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +390.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.5%
Contains more Folate +508.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Thyme
1
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Contains more Water +741.2%
Contains more Protein +309.5%
Contains more Fats +331%
Contains more Carbs +105.4%
Contains more Other +275.9%
6% 2% 24% 65% 3%
Protein: 5.56 g
Fats: 1.68 g
Carbs: 24.45 g
Water: 65.11 g
Other: 3.2 g
23% 7% 50% 8% 12%
Protein: 22.77 g
Fats: 7.24 g
Carbs: 50.22 g
Water: 7.74 g
Other: 12.03 g
Contains more Water +741.2%
Contains more Protein +309.5%
Contains more Fats +331%
Contains more Carbs +105.4%
Contains more Other +275.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Thyme
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -75.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +485.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +595.1%
43% 8% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.467 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
31% 8% 61%
Saturated Fat: 1.881 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.698 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +485.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +595.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Thyme Tarragon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index 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 Tarragon Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 42.82g Tarragon
Protein 5.56g 22.77g Tarragon
Fats 1.68g 7.24g Tarragon
Carbs 24.45g 50.22g Tarragon
Calories 101kcal 295kcal Tarragon
Fiber 14g 7.4g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 1139mg Tarragon
Iron 17.45mg 32.3mg Tarragon
Magnesium 160mg 347mg Tarragon
Phosphorus 106mg 313mg Tarragon
Potassium 609mg 3020mg Tarragon
Sodium 9mg 62mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 3.9mg Tarragon
Copper 0.555mg 0.677mg Tarragon
Manganese 1.719mg 7.967mg Tarragon
Selenium 4.4µg Tarragon
Vitamin A 4751IU 4200IU Thyme
Vitamin A RAE 238µg 210µg Thyme
Vitamin C 160.1mg 50mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.251mg Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 1.339mg Tarragon
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 8.95mg Tarragon
Vitamin B5 0.409mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 2.41mg Tarragon
Folate 45µg 274µg Tarragon
Tryptophan 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg Thyme
Valine 0.307mg Thyme
Saturated Fat 0.467g 1.881g Thyme
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.474g Tarragon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 3.698g Tarragon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Thyme Tarragon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
86%
Thyme
132%
Tarragon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
145%
Thyme
360%
Tarragon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.414g)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $3.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/nutrients
  2. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.