Nutrition for Thyme

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Thyme Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of thyme (0.8 grams or 0.03 oz) contains 1 calories and zero grams of protein. Thyme consist of 65% water, 25% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or total fat.

Thyme is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, Vitamin C, calcium and iron. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.

In one teaspoon of thyme:

  • Calories: 1
  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of protein, sugar, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in thyme.

See the Thyme Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Thyme, fresh.

Calories in Thyme

Thyme has 1 calories per teaspoon or 125 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

100 percent of calories in thyme are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 100% of the calories in thyme are from carbohydrates. The carbs in thyme are mostly in the form of dietary fiber (100%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single teaspoon of thyme contains 0% of recommended daily values or 0.1 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of sugar or starch in thyme.

Calories from Fat

Thyme does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Thyme has a moderate amount of total fat, with <0.1 grams per teaspoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in thyme are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in thyme.

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Protein in Thyme

Thyme is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein. However, thyme does contain significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine and isoleucine, essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.04 g
  • Tryptophan: < 0.1 g
  • Threonine: < 0.1 g
  • Isoleucine: < 0.1 g
  • Leucine: < 0.1 g
  • Lysine: < 0.1 g
  • Valine: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of methionine, phenylalanine or histidine in thyme.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Thyme

An good source of many nutrients, thyme contains abundant amounts of Vitamin C, calcium and iron. In fact, a single teaspoon of thyme contains 2% of recommended daily values or 1.3 mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in thyme (1 tsp):
  • Vitamin a: 1.9 ug
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 1.3 mg
  • Folate: 0.4 ug
Minerals in thyme (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 3.2 mg
  • Potassium: 4.9 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 1.3 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Phosphorus: 0.8 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of selenium, choline, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin e, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in thyme.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Thyme [3]

Thyme contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid beta-carotene and flavonoid apigenin and luteolin. In one teaspoon of thyme:

  • beta-carotene: 23 ug
  • apigenin: 0.02 mg
  • luteolin: 0.36 mg

Thyme Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Thyme in Cooking

Thyme is in the top 25 most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of thyme.

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