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

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 534% 286% 0% 0% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 0% 0% 34%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 144% 192% 20% 0% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 0% 625% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +272.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.9%
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 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 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

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Thyme Watercress
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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