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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 RAE, 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 Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Contains more Calcium +273.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Contains more Iron +60.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
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 A +70700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.1%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0%
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 +70700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.1%
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%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 6.89g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 3.75g Peppermint
Fats 0.49g 0.94g Peppermint
Carbs 25.31g 14.89g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 70kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 8g Peppermint
Calcium 65mg 243mg Peppermint
Iron 8.17mg 5.08mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 80mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 101mg 73mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 569mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 31mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 1.11mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 6IU 4248IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.266mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 1.706mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.338mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.129mg Peppermint
Folate 75µg 114µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 0.119g 0.246g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.033g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass 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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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.