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Chow mein vs. Peppermint — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chow mein and Peppermint?

  • Chow mein is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, yet Peppermint is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Copper, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Chow mein's daily need coverage for Sodium is 50% more.
  • Chow mein has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Peppermint. While Chow mein has 0.578mg of Vitamin B1, Peppermint has only 0.082mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Peppermint is lower.

We used Noodles, chinese, chow mein and Peppermint, fresh types in this article.

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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 Phosphorus +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +1115%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +374.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Copper +97%
Equal in Iron - 5.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 178% 38% 69% 11% 154% 39% 56% 0% 235%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110% 154% 0%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +1115%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +374.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Contains more Copper +97%
Equal in Iron - 5.08

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 +604.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.3%
Equal in Folate - 114
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 46% 0% 0% 145% 98% 112% 32% 26% 80% 0% 5% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +604.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.3%
Equal in Folate - 114

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +116.3%
Contains more Fats +1541.5%
Contains more Carbs +388.9%
Contains more Other +40.1%
Contains more Water +6565.3%
8% 15% 73% 2%
Protein: 8.11 g
Fats: 15.43 g
Carbs: 72.8 g
Water: 1.18 g
Other: 2.48 g
4% 15% 79% 2%
Protein: 3.75 g
Fats: 0.94 g
Carbs: 14.89 g
Water: 78.65 g
Other: 1.77 g
Contains more Protein +116.3%
Contains more Fats +1541.5%
Contains more Carbs +388.9%
Contains more Other +40.1%
Contains more Water +6565.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26957.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +603%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89%
15% 61% 24%
Saturated Fat: 2.229 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.929 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.571 g
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.246 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.033 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.508 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26957.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +603%
Contains less Saturated Fat -89%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chow mein Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 69.1g 6.89g Chow mein
Protein 8.11g 3.75g Chow mein
Fats 15.43g 0.94g Chow mein
Carbs 72.8g 14.89g Chow mein
Calories 475kcal 70kcal Chow mein
Sugar 5.71g Peppermint
Fiber 3.7g 8g Peppermint
Calcium 20mg 243mg Peppermint
Iron 4.73mg 5.08mg Peppermint
Magnesium 52mg 80mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 161mg 73mg Chow mein
Potassium 120mg 569mg Peppermint
Sodium 1174mg 31mg Peppermint
Zinc 1.4mg 1.11mg Chow mein
Copper 0.167mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Manganese 1.176mg Peppermint
Selenium 43µg Chow mein
Vitamin A 0IU 4248IU Peppermint
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 212µg Peppermint
Vitamin E 2.3mg Chow mein
Vitamin C 0mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.578mg 0.082mg Chow mein
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.266mg Chow mein
Vitamin B3 5.95mg 1.706mg Chow mein
Vitamin B5 0.533mg 0.338mg Chow mein
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.129mg Peppermint
Folate 106µg 114µg Peppermint
Choline 8.7mg Chow mein
Vitamin K 1.4µg Chow mein
Tryptophan 0.058mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg Peppermint
Trans Fat 0.8g 0g Peppermint
Saturated Fat 2.229g 0.246g Peppermint
Monounsaturated Fat 8.929g 0.033g Chow mein
Polyunsaturated fat 3.571g 0.508g Chow mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chow mein Peppermint
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
42%
Chow mein
47%
Peppermint
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
78%
Chow mein
70%
Peppermint

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 1143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.983g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chow mein
Chow mein is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Chow mein
Chow mein is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Chow mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168905/nutrients
  2. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.