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Lemongrass vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemongrass and Peppermint?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, and Zinc, yet Peppermint is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Folate, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 176% higher.
  • Lemongrass has 2 times more Zinc than Peppermint. Lemongrass has 2.23mg of Zinc, while Peppermint has 1.11mg.

We used Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Peppermint, fresh types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +60.8%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Calcium +273.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Contains more Iron +60.8%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Calcium +273.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +23.7%

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 +1123.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +70700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +52%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 9% 1% 0% 0% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 0% 0% 57%
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 +1123.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +70700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +52%

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
13
Lemongrass
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
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
11%
Lemongrass
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
15%
Peppermint
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
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.
Lemongrass Peppermint
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Lemongrass 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 vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.127g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Peppermint Opinion
Calories 99 70 Lemongrass
Protein 1.82 3.75 Peppermint
Fats 0.49 0.94 Peppermint
Vitamin C 2.6 31.8 Peppermint
Carbs 25.31 14.89 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 5.08 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 243 Peppermint
Potassium 723 569 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 80 Peppermint
Sugar
Fiber 8 Peppermint
Copper 0.266 0.329 Peppermint
Zinc 2.23 1.11 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 73 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 31 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 4248 Peppermint
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.082 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.101 1.706 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.338 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.129 Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 75 114 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.246 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.033 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 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. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/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.