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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  02042, Spices, thyme, dried
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Thymus vulgaris
Carbohydrate Factor: 3   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tsp, leaves 1 g

tbsp, leaves 2.7 g

tsp, ground 1.4 g

tbsp, ground 4.3 g
Proximates Water g 7.79 8 0.370 0.08 0.21 0.11 0.33
Proximates Energy kcal 276 -- -- 3 7 4 12
Proximates Energy kJ 1156 -- -- 12 31 16 50
Proximates Protein g 9.11 6 1.850 0.09 0.25 0.13 0.39
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 7.43 22 0.480 0.07 0.20 0.10 0.32
Proximates Ash g 11.74 46 0.370 0.12 0.32 0.16 0.50
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 63.94 -- -- 0.64 1.73 0.90 2.75
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 37.0 -- -- 0.4 1.0 0.5 1.6
Proximates Sugars, total g 1.71 -- -- 0.02 0.05 0.02 0.07
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 1890 4 196.000 19 51 26 81
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 123.60 5 16.050 1.24 3.34 1.73 5.31
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 220 4 56.000 2 6 3 9
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 201 4 30.000 2 5 3 9
Minerals Potassium, K mg 814 27 47.000 8 22 11 35
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 55 10 12.000 1 1 1 2
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 6.18 4 0.680 0.06 0.17 0.09 0.27
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.860 -- -- 0.009 0.023 0.012 0.037
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 7.867 -- -- 0.079 0.212 0.110 0.338
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 4.6 1 -- 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 50.0 -- -- 0.5 1.4 0.7 2.1
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.513 1 -- 0.005 0.014 0.007 0.022
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.399 1 -- 0.004 0.011 0.006 0.017
Vitamins Niacin mg 4.940 1 -- 0.049 0.133 0.069 0.212
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.550 2 -- 0.006 0.015 0.008 0.024
Vitamins Folate, total µg 274 -- -- 3 7 4 12
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 274 -- -- 3 7 4 12
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 274 -- -- 3 7 4 12
Vitamins Choline, total mg 43.6 -- -- 0.4 1.2 0.6 1.9
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 190 -- -- 2 5 3 8
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 2264 -- -- 23 61 32 97
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 33 -- -- 0 1 0 1
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 3800 1 -- 38 103 53 163
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 1895 -- -- 19 51 27 81
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 7.48 -- -- 0.07 0.20 0.10 0.32
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 1714.5 -- -- 17.1 46.3 24.0 73.7
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.730 -- -- 0.027 0.074 0.038 0.117
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.240 1 -- 0.002 0.006 0.003 0.010
Lipids 10:0 g 0.120 1 -- 0.001 0.003 0.002 0.005
Lipids 12:0 g 0.230 2 -- 0.002 0.006 0.003 0.010
Lipids 14:0 g 0.150 2 -- 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.006
Lipids 16:0 g 1.720 2 -- 0.017 0.046 0.024 0.074
Lipids 18:0 g 0.280 1 -- 0.003 0.008 0.004 0.012
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.470 -- -- 0.005 0.013 0.007 0.020
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.470 2 -- 0.005 0.013 0.007 0.020
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.190 -- -- 0.012 0.032 0.017 0.051
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.500 2 -- 0.005 0.014 0.007 0.021
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.690 2 -- 0.007 0.019 0.010 0.030
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 163 -- -- 2 4 2 7
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.186 -- -- 0.002 0.005 0.003 0.008
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.252 -- -- 0.003 0.007 0.004 0.011
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.468 -- -- 0.005 0.013 0.007 0.020
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.430 -- -- 0.004 0.012 0.006 0.018
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.207 -- -- 0.002 0.006 0.003 0.009
Amino Acids Valine g 0.502 -- -- 0.005 0.014 0.007 0.022
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0

Sources of Data

1S.W. Leonard, K. Hardin, J.E. Leklem Vitamin B-6 Content of Spices , 2001 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 14   pp.163-167
Langual Code(s)

  • A0113 SPICE OR HERB (US CFR)
  • A1272 0200 SPICES AND HERBS (USDA SR)
  • B1199 THYME
  • C0200 LEAF
  • E0151 SOLID
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0117 HEAT DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION