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Peppermint vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sugars (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
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)

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 Watercress
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
119
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
45
Peppermint
15
Watercress

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
:
Contains more Iron +2440%
Contains more Calcium +102.5%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains more Magnesium +281%
Contains more Copper +327.3%
Contains more Zinc +909.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Iron +2440%
Contains more Calcium +102.5%
Contains more Potassium +72.4%
Contains more Magnesium +281%
Contains more Copper +327.3%
Contains more Zinc +909.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +753%
Contains more Vitamin C +35.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.31
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.129
Contains more Vitamin A +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +753%
Contains more Vitamin C +35.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.31
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.129

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
1%
Watercress
Fats
4%
Peppermint
0%
Watercress

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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 Watercress Opinion
Calories 70 11 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.3 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.1 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 43 Watercress
Carbs 14.89 1.29 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 0.2 Peppermint
Calcium 243 120 Peppermint
Potassium 569 330 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 21 Peppermint
Sugars 0.2 Watercress
Fiber 8 0.5 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.077 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.11 Peppermint
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Phosphorus 73 60 Peppermint
Sodium 31 41 Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248 3191 Peppermint
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.12 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.2 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.31 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.129
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.027 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.008 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.035 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 0.03 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 0.133 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 0.093 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 0.166 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 0.134 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 0.02 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 0.114 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 0.137 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 0.04 Peppermint
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