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

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 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 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
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 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 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

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Peppermint Basil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.