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Watercress vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Watercress and Thyme

  • 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.

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

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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 36% 8% 15% 26% 30% 6% 3% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
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
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Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watercress Thyme
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
91
Watercress
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
18
Watercress
153
Thyme

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
14%
Watercress
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
24%
Thyme
Fats
0%
Watercress
8%
Thyme

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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/nutrients
  2. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/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.