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Black pepper vs. Spearmint — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Black pepper and Spearmint

  • Black pepper has more Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5, however, Spearmint is higher in Iron, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Black pepper covers your daily Manganese needs 506% more than Spearmint.
  • Spearmint contains 6 times less Vitamin B5 than Black pepper. Black pepper contains 1.399mg of Vitamin B5, while Spearmint contains 0.25mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, pepper, black and Spearmint, fresh.

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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 +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +454.2%
Contains more Manganese +1040.7%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.09
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444% 1664% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 60% 446% 45% 26% 41% 4% 30% 80% 146% 0%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +454.2%
Contains more Manganese +1040.7%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.09

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 B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +641.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +517.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.175
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 7% 410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 244% 0% 0% 45% 20% 41% 18% 15% 37% 79% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +641.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +517.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.175

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +215.8%
Contains more Fats +346.6%
Contains more Carbs +660.4%
Contains more Other +392.1%
Contains more Water +586.6%
10% 3% 64% 12% 10%
Protein: 10.39 g
Fats: 3.26 g
Carbs: 63.95 g
Water: 12.46 g
Other: 9.94 g
3% 8% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.29 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 8.41 g
Water: 85.55 g
Other: 2.02 g
Contains more Protein +215.8%
Contains more Fats +346.6%
Contains more Carbs +660.4%
Contains more Other +392.1%
Contains more Water +586.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2856%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +153.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%
44% 24% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.392 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.739 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.998 g
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.394 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2856%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +153.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Spearmint Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 1.61g Black pepper
Protein 10.39g 3.29g Black pepper
Fats 3.26g 0.73g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 8.41g Black pepper
Calories 251kcal 44kcal Black pepper
Fructose 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g Spearmint
Fiber 25.3g 6.8g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 199mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 11.87mg Spearmint
Magnesium 171mg 63mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 158mg 60mg Black pepper
Potassium 1329mg 458mg Black pepper
Sodium 20mg 30mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.19mg 1.09mg Black pepper
Copper 1.33mg 0.24mg Black pepper
Manganese 12.753mg 1.118mg Black pepper
Selenium 4.9µg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 4054IU Spearmint
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 203µg Spearmint
Vitamin E 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin C 0mg 13.3mg Spearmint
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.078mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.175mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 0.948mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0.25mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.158mg Black pepper
Folate 17µg 105µg Spearmint
Choline 11.3mg Black pepper
Vitamin K 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.05mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.244mg 0.135mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg 0.135mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg 0.247mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg 0.141mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg 0.046mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg 0.168mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg 0.164mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg 0.066mg Black pepper
Saturated Fat 1.392g 0.191g Spearmint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0.025g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0.394g Black pepper
Omega-3 - ALA 0.152g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black pepper Spearmint
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
56%
Black pepper
38%
Spearmint
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
297%
Black pepper
88%
Spearmint

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.201g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Spearmint
Spearmint is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/nutrients
  2. Spearmint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173475/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.