Thyme vs. Collard Greens

Nutrition comparison of Thyme and Collard Greens


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of thyme versus collard greens (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in thyme and collard greens:

  • Both collard greens and thyme are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Collard green has 3.5 times less carbohydrates than thyme.
  • Collard green is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
  • Thyme has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, collard green contains more folate.
  • Thyme is an excellent source of iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of thyme and collard greens is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Thyme (Thyme, fresh) and Collard Greens (Collards, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Thyme is high in calories and collard green has 68% less calories than thyme - collard green has 32 calories per 100 grams and thyme has 101 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, thyme is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to collard greens per calorie. Thyme has a macronutrient ratio of 0:100:0 and for collard greens, 31:56:13 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Thyme Collard Greens
Protein ~ 31%
Carbohydrates 100% 56%
Fat ~ 13%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Collard green has 3.5 times less carbohydrates than thyme - collard green has 5.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and thyme has 24.5g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both collard greens and thyme are high in dietary fiber. Thyme has 250% more dietary fiber than collard green - collard green has 4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and thyme has 14g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Collard greens and thyme contain similar amounts of sugar - collard green has 0.46g of sugar per 100 grams and thyme does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

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Thyme has 84% more protein than collard green - collard green has 3g of protein per 100 grams and thyme has 5.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both collard greens and thyme are low in saturated fat - collard green has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and thyme has 0.47g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both collard greens and thyme are high in Vitamin C. Thyme has 354% more Vitamin C than collard green - collard green has 35.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and thyme has 160.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Both collard greens and thyme are high in Vitamin A. Collard green has a little more Vitamin A (5%) than thyme by weight - collard green has 251ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and thyme has 238ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Collard green has more Vitamin E than thyme - collard green has 2.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and thyme does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Collard green is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has more Vitamin K than thyme - collard green has 437.1ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and thyme does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Thyme has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, collard green contains more folate. Both thyme and collard greens contain significant amounts of thiamin and pantothenic acid.

Thyme Collard Greens
Thiamin 0.048 MG 0.054 MG
Riboflavin 0.471 MG 0.13 MG
Niacin 1.824 MG 0.742 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.409 MG 0.267 MG
Vitamin B6 0.348 MG 0.165 MG
Folate 45 UG 129 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both collard greens and thyme are high in calcium. Thyme has 75% more calcium than collard green - collard green has 232mg of calcium per 100 grams and thyme has 405mg of calcium.

iron

Thyme is an excellent source of iron and it has 36 times more iron than collard green - collard green has 0.47mg of iron per 100 grams and thyme has 17.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both collard greens and thyme are high in potassium. Thyme has 186% more potassium than collard green - collard green has 213mg of potassium per 100 grams and thyme has 609mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds, thyme has more apigenin and luteolin than collard green per 100 grams, however, collard green contains more kaempferol and quercetin than thyme per 100 grams.

Thyme Collard Greens
apigenin 2.5 mg ~
luteolin 45.25 mg 0.08 mg
kaempferol ~ 8.74 mg
Quercetin ~ 2.57 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both thyme and collard greens contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Thyme Collard Greens
beta-carotene 2851 UG 2991 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 14 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 4323 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, thyme has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than collard green per 100 grams.

Thyme Collard Greens
alpha linoleic acid 0.447 G 0.108 G
Total 0.447 G 0.108 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both thyme and collard greens contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Thyme Collard Greens
linoleic acid 0.085 G 0.082 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.002 G
Total 0.085 G 0.084 G



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Note: The specific food items compared are: Thyme (Thyme, fresh) and Collard Greens (Collards, raw) .

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FAQ

Does collard greens or thyme contain more calories in 100 grams?
Thyme is high in calories and collard green has 70% less calories than thyme - collard green has 32 calories in 100g and thyme has 101 calories.

Is collard greens or thyme better for protein?
Thyme has 80% more protein than collard green - collard green has 3g of protein per 100 grams and thyme has 5.6g of protein.

Does collard greens or thyme have more carbohydrates?
By weight, collard green has 3.5 times fewer carbohydrates than thyme - collard green has 5.4g of carbs for 100g and thyme has 24.5g of carbohydrates.

Does collard greens or thyme contain more calcium?
Both collard greens and thyme are high in calcium. Thyme has 80% more calcium than collard green - collard green has 232mg of calcium in 100 grams and thyme has 405mg of calcium.

Does collard greens or thyme contain more iron?
Thyme is an abundant source of iron and it has 36 times more iron than collard green - collard green has 0.47mg of iron in 100 grams and thyme has 17.5mg of iron.

Does collard greens or thyme contain more potassium?
Both collard greens and thyme are high in potassium. Thyme has 190% more potassium than collard green - collard green has 213mg of potassium in 100 grams and thyme has 609mg of potassium.

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