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Parsley vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Parsley and Peppermint

  • Parsley has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, and Folate, while Peppermint has more Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Parsley's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 112% higher.
  • Peppermint contains 2 times less Vitamin A than Parsley. Parsley contains 421µg of Vitamin A, while Peppermint contains 212µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Parsley, fresh 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Calcium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +120.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.6%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Equal in Zinc - 1.11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Calcium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +120.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.6%
Equal in Potassium - 569
Equal in Zinc - 1.11

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 +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
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 +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082

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
441
Parsley
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
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
18%
Parsley
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
15%
Peppermint
Fats
4%
Parsley
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.
Parsley 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Peppermint Opinion
Calories 36 70 Peppermint
Protein 2.97 3.75 Peppermint
Fats 0.79 0.94 Peppermint
Vitamin C 133 31.8 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 14.89 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 5.08 Parsley
Calcium 138 243 Peppermint
Potassium 554 569 Peppermint
Magnesium 50 80 Peppermint
Sugar 0.85 Peppermint
Fiber 3.3 8 Peppermint
Copper 0.149 0.329 Peppermint
Zinc 1.07 1.11 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 58 73 Peppermint
Sodium 56 31 Peppermint
Vitamin A 8424 4248 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 Parsley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.082 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.313 1.706 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.338 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.129 Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 Parsley
Folate 152 114 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 0.246 Parsley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.033 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.045 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.122 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.118 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.204 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.181 0.161 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.145 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.172 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.061 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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.