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Peppermint vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppermint and Basil different?

  • Peppermint is richer in Fiber, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B3, while Basil is higher in Copper, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Peppermint covers your daily need of Fiber 26% more than Basil.
  • Peppermint contains 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Basil. Peppermint contains 0.266mg of Vitamin B2, while Basil contains 0.076mg.

Peppermint, fresh and Basil, fresh types were used in this article.

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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 +37.3%
Contains more Iron +60.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Copper +17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Contains more Calcium +37.3%
Contains more Iron +60.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.9%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Copper +17%

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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Basil
Contains more Vitamin C +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
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 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
Contains more Vitamin C +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%

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 Basil
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Basil Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 1.05g Peppermint
Protein 3.75g 3.15g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.64g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 2.65g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 23kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.02g Basil
Sugar g 0.3g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 1.6g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 177mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 3.17mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 64mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 56mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 295mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 1.11mg 0.81mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.385mg Basil
Vitamin A 4248IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin E mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 18mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.034mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.076mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.902mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.209mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 114µg 68µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.039mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.104mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.104mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.11mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg 0.036mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.13mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.127mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg 0.051mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.088g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.389g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Basil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
52
Basil

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
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
3%
Basil
Fats
4%
Peppermint
3%
Basil

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 - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.205g)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.