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Peppermint vs Basil - 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?
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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.
Peppermint Basil
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
Peppermint Basil
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
44
Peppermint
170
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
45
Peppermint
34
Basil

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
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Basil
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%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%

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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4
Basil
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%

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
23%
Peppermint
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
3%
Basil
Fats
4%
Peppermint
3%
Basil

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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 Peppermint Basil Opinion
Calories 70 23 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 3.15 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.64 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 18 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 2.65 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 3.17 Peppermint
Calcium 243 177 Peppermint
Potassium 569 295 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 64 Peppermint
Sugars 0.3 Basil
Fiber 8 1.6 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.385 Basil
Zinc 1.11 0.81 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 56 Peppermint
Sodium 31 4 Basil
Vitamin A 4248 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.034 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.076 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.902 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.209 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.155 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.041 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.389 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 0.039 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 0.104 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 0.104 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 0.191 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 0.11 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 0.036 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 0.13 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 0.127 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 0.051 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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