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Peppermint vs Arugula - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Peppermint and Arugula

  • Arugula has less Iron, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Magnesium than Peppermint.
  • Peppermint covers your daily need of Iron 45% more than Arugula.
  • Peppermint has 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Arugula. While Peppermint has 1.706mg of Vitamin B3, Arugula has only 0.305mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppermint, fresh and Arugula, raw.

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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 +247.9%
Contains more Calcium +51.9%
Contains more Potassium +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70.2%
Contains more Copper +332.9%
Contains more Zinc +136.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 48% 33% 34% 26% 13% 23% 4%
Contains more Iron +247.9%
Contains more Calcium +51.9%
Contains more Potassium +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +70.2%
Contains more Copper +332.9%
Contains more Zinc +136.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%

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 +112%
Contains more Vitamin A +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Folate +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 143% 9% 0% 11% 20% 6% 27% 17% 0% 272% 73%
Contains more Vitamin C +112%
Contains more Vitamin A +79%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Folate +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%

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
51
Peppermint
52
Arugula
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
29
Arugula

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
23%
Peppermint
15%
Arugula
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
4%
Arugula
Fats
4%
Peppermint
3%
Arugula

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.
Peppermint Arugula
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
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

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Peppermint Arugula
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 - 2.05g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arugula
Arugula contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arugula
Arugula is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arugula
Arugula is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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 Peppermint Arugula Opinion
Calories 70 25 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.58 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.66 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 15 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 3.65 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 1.46 Peppermint
Calcium 243 160 Peppermint
Potassium 569 369 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 47 Peppermint
Sugar 2.05 Peppermint
Fiber 8 1.6 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.076 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.47 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 52 Peppermint
Sodium 31 27 Arugula
Vitamin A 4248 2373 Peppermint
Vitamin E 0.43 Arugula
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.044 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.086 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.305 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.437 Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.073 Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 108.6 Arugula
Folate 114 97 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.086 Arugula
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.049 Arugula
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.319 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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/nutrients
  2. Arugula - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169387/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.