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Thyme vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Thyme and Watercress

  • The amount of Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Zinc in Thyme is higher than in Watercress.
  • Thyme covers your daily Iron needs 216% more than Watercress.
  • Watercress has 28 times less Fiber than Thyme. Thyme has 14g of Fiber, while Watercress has 0.5g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Thyme, fresh and Watercress, raw.

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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 +237.5%
Contains more Iron +8625%
Contains more Magnesium +661.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Zinc +1545.5%
Contains more Copper +620.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 8% 15% 26% 30% 6% 3% 26%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +8625%
Contains more Magnesium +661.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Zinc +1545.5%
Contains more Copper +620.8%

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 A +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
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 192% 20% 0% 144% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 7% 0% 625%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +812%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Watercress Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 0.79g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 2.3g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 0.1g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 1.29g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 11kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.2g Thyme
Fiber 14g 0.5g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 120mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 0.2mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 21mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 60mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 330mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 41mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 0.11mg Thyme
Copper 0.555mg 0.077mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 3191IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg 1mg Watercress
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 43mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.09mg Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.12mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 0.2mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.31mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.129mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 9µg Thyme
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 250µg Watercress
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.03mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg 0.133mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg 0.093mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg 0.166mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg 0.134mg Watercress
Methionine mg 0.02mg Watercress
Phenylalanine mg 0.114mg Watercress
Valine 0.307mg 0.137mg Thyme
Histidine mg 0.04mg Watercress
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.027g Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.008g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.035g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Thyme Watercress
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
91
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
18
Watercress

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
1%
Watercress
Fats
8%
Thyme
0%
Watercress

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Thyme
Thyme is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/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.