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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 RAE, 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 Calcium +51.9%
Contains more Iron +247.9%
Contains more Magnesium +70.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +136.2%
Contains more Copper +332.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 55% 34% 23% 33% 4% 13% 26%
Contains more Calcium +51.9%
Contains more Iron +247.9%
Contains more Magnesium +70.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.2%
Contains more Zinc +136.2%
Contains more Copper +332.9%
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 A +79%
Contains more Vitamin C +112%
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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 143% 9% 0% 50% 11% 20% 6% 27% 17% 73% 0% 272%
Contains more Vitamin A +79%
Contains more Vitamin C +112%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Arugula Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 2.05g Peppermint
Protein 3.75g 2.58g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.66g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 3.65g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 25kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.05g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 1.6g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 160mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 1.46mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 47mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 52mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 369mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 27mg Arugula
Zinc 1.11mg 0.47mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.076mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 2373IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg 0.43mg Arugula
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 15mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.044mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.086mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.305mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.437mg Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.073mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 97µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 108.6µg Arugula
Tryptophan 0.058mg mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.086g Arugula
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.049g Arugula
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.319g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peppermint Arugula
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
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

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)

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.