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Coriander vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Coriander and Peppermint different?

  • Coriander is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Peppermint is richer in Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Peppermint is 41% higher.
  • Coriander contains 2 times more Vitamin A RAE than Peppermint. While Coriander contains 337µg of Vitamin A RAE, Peppermint contains only 212µg.

Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw and Peppermint, fresh are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +262.7%
Contains more Iron +187%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -32.6%
Contains more Zinc +122%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Contains more Calcium +262.7%
Contains more Iron +187%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -32.6%
Contains more Zinc +122%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Potassium - 569

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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Contains more Vitamin A +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Folate +83.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Folate +83.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Coriander Peppermint
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 0.87g 6.89g Peppermint
Protein 2.13g 3.75g Peppermint
Fats 0.52g 0.94g Peppermint
Carbs 3.67g 14.89g Peppermint
Calories 23kcal 70kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.87g g Peppermint
Fiber 2.8g 8g Peppermint
Calcium 67mg 243mg Peppermint
Iron 1.77mg 5.08mg Peppermint
Magnesium 26mg 80mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 48mg 73mg Peppermint
Potassium 521mg 569mg Peppermint
Sodium 46mg 31mg Peppermint
Zinc 0.5mg 1.11mg Peppermint
Copper 0.225mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 6748IU 4248IU Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5mg mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.266mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.114mg 1.706mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.57mg 0.338mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149mg 0.129mg Coriander
Folate 62µg 114µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 310µg µg Coriander
Tryptophan mg 0.058mg Peppermint
Threonine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Isoleucine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Leucine mg 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine mg 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine mg 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine mg 0.187mg Peppermint
Histidine mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.014g 0.246g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 0.033g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
126
Coriander
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
33
Coriander
68
Peppermint

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 food.
Protein
13%
Coriander
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
4%
Coriander
15%
Peppermint
Fats
2%
Coriander
4%
Peppermint

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.232g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Coriander
Coriander is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.