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Bay leaf vs. Red leaf lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Bay leaf and Red leaf lettuce

  • Red leaf lettuce contains less Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin B2 than Bay leaf.
  • Bay leaf's daily need coverage for Iron is 523% higher.
  • Red leaf lettuce contains 40 times less Manganese than Bay leaf. Bay leaf contains 8.167mg of Manganese, while Red leaf lettuce contains 0.203mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spices, bay leaf and Lettuce, red leaf, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +2427.3%
Contains more Iron +3483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +303.6%
Contains more Potassium +182.9%
Contains more Zinc +1750%
Contains more Copper +1385.7%
Contains more Manganese +3923.2%
Contains more Selenium +86.7%
Equal in Sodium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 45% 9% 12% 17% 4% 6% 10% 27% 9%
Contains more Calcium +2427.3%
Contains more Iron +3483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +303.6%
Contains more Potassium +182.9%
Contains more Zinc +1750%
Contains more Copper +1385.7%
Contains more Manganese +3923.2%
Contains more Selenium +86.7%
Equal in Sodium - 25

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +1156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +446.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +524.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1640%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +611.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 450% 3% 0% 13% 16% 18% 7% 9% 24% 27% 0% 7% 351%
Contains more Vitamin C +1156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +446.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +524.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1640%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +611.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +472.2%
Contains more Fats +3700%
Contains more Carbs +3217.3%
Contains more Other +558.2%
Contains more Water +1658.1%
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.33 g
Fats: 0.22 g
Carbs: 2.26 g
Water: 95.64 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +472.2%
Contains more Fats +3700%
Contains more Carbs +3217.3%
Contains more Other +558.2%
Contains more Water +1658.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +32700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3080.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.3%
37% 26% 37%
Saturated Fat: 2.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.29 g
18% 5% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.072 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +32700%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3080.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bay leaf Red leaf lettuce
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Red leaf lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 1.36g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 1.33g Bay leaf
Fats 8.36g 0.22g Bay leaf
Carbs 74.97g 2.26g Bay leaf
Calories 313kcal 16kcal Bay leaf
Fructose 0.28g Red leaf lettuce
Sugar 0.48g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 0.9g Bay leaf
Calcium 834mg 33mg Bay leaf
Iron 43mg 1.2mg Bay leaf
Magnesium 120mg 12mg Bay leaf
Phosphorus 113mg 28mg Bay leaf
Potassium 529mg 187mg Bay leaf
Sodium 23mg 25mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg 0.2mg Bay leaf
Copper 0.416mg 0.028mg Bay leaf
Manganese 8.167mg 0.203mg Bay leaf
Selenium 2.8µg 1.5µg Bay leaf
Vitamin A 6185IU 7492IU Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 309µg 375µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin E 0.15mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin C 46.5mg 3.7mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.064mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.077mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg 0.321mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B5 0.144mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B6 1.74mg 0.1mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg 36µg Bay leaf
Choline 11.8mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin K 140.3µg Red leaf lettuce
Tryptophan 0.022mg Red leaf lettuce
Threonine 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Isoleucine 0.038mg Red leaf lettuce
Leucine 0.07mg Red leaf lettuce
Lysine 0.045mg Red leaf lettuce
Methionine 0.016mg Red leaf lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.067mg Red leaf lettuce
Valine 0.048mg Red leaf lettuce
Histidine 0.019mg Red leaf lettuce
Saturated Fat 2.28g 0.017g Red leaf lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g 0.005g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g 0.072g Bay leaf

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bay leaf Red leaf lettuce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
92%
Bay leaf
71%
Red leaf lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
14%
Red leaf lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.263g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is relatively richer in minerals
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 ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/nutrients
  2. Red leaf lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168431/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.