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Garden cress vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Garden cress and Peppermint?

  • Garden cress is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6, yet Peppermint is higher in Iron, Fiber, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Peppermint's daily need coverage for Iron is 47% more.
  • Garden cress has 2 times more Vitamin C than Peppermint. While Garden cress has 69mg of Vitamin C, Peppermint has only 31.8mg.

We used Cress, garden, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -54.8%
Contains more Iron +290.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +382.6%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Equal in Phosphorus - 73
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Contains less Sodium -54.8%
Contains more Iron +290.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +382.6%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Equal in Phosphorus - 73

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 C +117%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.266
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 106% 255% 0% 0% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 0% 0% 86%
Contains more Vitamin C +117%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.266

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
187
Garden cress
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
31
Garden cress
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
16%
Garden cress
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
6%
Garden cress
15%
Peppermint
Fats
3%
Garden cress
4%
Peppermint

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.
Garden cress Peppermint
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

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Garden cress Peppermint
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden cress
Garden cress contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.223g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden cress Peppermint Opinion
Calories 32 70 Peppermint
Protein 2.6 3.75 Peppermint
Fats 0.7 0.94 Peppermint
Vitamin C 69 31.8 Garden cress
Carbs 5.5 14.89 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.3 5.08 Peppermint
Calcium 81 243 Peppermint
Potassium 606 569 Garden cress
Magnesium 38 80 Peppermint
Sugar 4.4 Peppermint
Fiber 1.1 8 Peppermint
Copper 0.17 0.329 Peppermint
Zinc 0.23 1.11 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 76 73 Garden cress
Sodium 14 31 Garden cress
Vitamin A 6917 4248 Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.082 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.26 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1 1.706 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.242 0.338 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.247 0.129 Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 80 114 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.023 0.246 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.239 0.033 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.228 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 Peppermint
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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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.