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Peppermint vs Coriander - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppermint and Coriander different?

  • Peppermint is higher in Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however Coriander is richer in Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Peppermint is 41% higher.
  • Peppermint contains 4 times more Calcium than Coriander. While Peppermint contains 243mg of Calcium, Coriander contains only 67mg.

Peppermint, fresh and Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw are the varieties 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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Contains more Iron +187%
Contains more Calcium +262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Zinc +122%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -32.6%
Equal in Potassium - 521
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 67% 21% 46% 19% 75% 14% 21% 6%
Contains more Iron +187%
Contains more Calcium +262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +207.7%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Zinc +122%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains less Sodium -32.6%
Equal in Potassium - 521

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 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Folate +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
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 90% 405% 50% 0% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 0% 776% 47%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Folate +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%

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
126
Coriander
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
33
Coriander

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
13%
Coriander
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
4%
Coriander
Fats
4%
Peppermint
2%
Coriander

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 Coriander
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Peppermint Coriander
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 lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.232g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Coriander
Coriander is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Coriander Opinion
Calories 70 23 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.13 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.52 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 27 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 3.67 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 1.77 Peppermint
Calcium 243 67 Peppermint
Potassium 569 521 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 26 Peppermint
Sugar 0.87 Peppermint
Fiber 8 2.8 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.225 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.5 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 48 Peppermint
Sodium 31 46 Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248 6748 Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5 Coriander
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.067 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.162 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 1.114 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.57 Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.149 Coriander
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 310 Coriander
Folate 114 62 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.014 Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.275 Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.04 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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.