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Basil vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.205g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Basil Peppermint
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Peppermint
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
170
Basil
44
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
34
Basil
45
Peppermint

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
Basil
2
:
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Iron +60.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Iron +60.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%

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
Basil
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%

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 the food
Protein
19%
Basil
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
15%
Peppermint
Fats
3%
Basil
4%
Peppermint

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Basil Peppermint Opinion
Calories 23 70 Peppermint
Protein 3.15 3.75 Peppermint
Fats 0.64 0.94 Peppermint
Vitamin C 18 31.8 Peppermint
Carbs 2.65 14.89 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 5.08 Peppermint
Calcium 177 243 Peppermint
Potassium 295 569 Peppermint
Magnesium 64 80 Peppermint
Sugars 0.3 Basil
Fiber 1.6 8 Peppermint
Copper 0.385 0.329 Basil
Zinc 0.81 1.11 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 56 73 Peppermint
Sodium 4 31 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 4248 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.082 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 0.902 1.706 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.209 0.338 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.155 0.129 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.246 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.033 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.039 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.104 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.104 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.191 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.11 0.161 Peppermint
Methionine 0.036 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.127 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.051 0.075 Peppermint
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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