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Peppermint vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppermint and Garden cress?

  • Peppermint is higher in Iron, Fiber, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folate, yet Garden cress is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6.
  • Peppermint's daily need coverage for Iron is 47% more.
  • Peppermint has 7 times more Fiber than Garden cress. While Peppermint has 8g of Fiber, Garden cress has only 1.1g.

We used Peppermint, fresh and Cress, garden, raw types 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 +290.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +382.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.8%
Equal in Potassium - 606
Equal in Phosphorus - 76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Contains more Iron +290.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +93.5%
Contains more Zinc +382.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.8%
Equal in Potassium - 606
Equal in Phosphorus - 76

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 B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +117%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
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 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.7%
Contains more Folate +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +117%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

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
187
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
31
Garden cress

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
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
6%
Garden cress
Fats
4%
Peppermint
3%
Garden cress

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 Garden cress
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Garden cress
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 - 4.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden cress
Garden cress contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.223g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
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 Garden cress Opinion
Calories 70 32 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.6 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.7 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 69 Garden cress
Carbs 14.89 5.5 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 1.3 Peppermint
Calcium 243 81 Peppermint
Potassium 569 606 Garden cress
Magnesium 80 38 Peppermint
Sugar 4.4 Peppermint
Fiber 8 1.1 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.17 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.23 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 76 Garden cress
Sodium 31 14 Garden cress
Vitamin A 4248 6917 Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.08 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.26 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 1 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.242 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.247 Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 114 80 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.023 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.239 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.228 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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.