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Scallion vs. Peppermint — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Scallion and Peppermint

  • Scallion has less Iron, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Peppermint covers your daily Iron needs 45% more than Scallion.

Food varieties used in this article are Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw and Peppermint, fresh.

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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 less Sodium -48.4%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
Contains more Manganese +635%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28% 21% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110% 154% 0%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
Contains more Manganese +635%

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 A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.5%
Contains more Folate +78.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 4% 518%
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 A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.5%
Contains more Folate +78.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +14.2%
Contains more Protein +104.9%
Contains more Fats +394.7%
Contains more Carbs +102.9%
Contains more Other +118.5%
2% 7% 90%
Protein: 1.83 g
Fats: 0.19 g
Carbs: 7.34 g
Water: 89.83 g
Other: 0.81 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 Water +14.2%
Contains more Protein +104.9%
Contains more Fats +394.7%
Contains more Carbs +102.9%
Contains more Other +118.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +586.5%
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.074 g
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.246 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.033 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.508 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +586.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 4.74g 6.89g Peppermint
Protein 1.83g 3.75g Peppermint
Fats 0.19g 0.94g Peppermint
Carbs 7.34g 14.89g Peppermint
Calories 32kcal 70kcal Peppermint
Sugar 2.33g Peppermint
Fiber 2.6g 8g Peppermint
Calcium 72mg 243mg Peppermint
Iron 1.48mg 5.08mg Peppermint
Magnesium 20mg 80mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 37mg 73mg Peppermint
Potassium 276mg 569mg Peppermint
Sodium 16mg 31mg Scallion
Zinc 0.39mg 1.11mg Peppermint
Copper 0.083mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Manganese 0.16mg 1.176mg Peppermint
Selenium 0.6µg Scallion
Vitamin A 997IU 4248IU Peppermint
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 212µg Peppermint
Vitamin E 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin C 18.8mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.266mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 0.525mg 1.706mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.075mg 0.338mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.129mg Peppermint
Folate 64µg 114µg Peppermint
Choline 5.7mg Scallion
Vitamin K 207µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.058mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.072mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.109mg 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.091mg 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.02mg 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.059mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine 0.081mg 0.187mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.032mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.246g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 0.033g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Scallion 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
59%
Scallion
47%
Peppermint
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Scallion
70%
Peppermint

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.