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Peppermint vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Peppermint and Leek

  • The amount of Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, and Magnesium in Peppermint is higher than in Leek.
  • Peppermint covers your daily Iron needs 37% more than Leek.
  • Leek has 9 times less Vitamin B2 than Peppermint. Peppermint has 0.266mg of Vitamin B2, while Leek has 0.03mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Peppermint, fresh and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), 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 +311.9%
Contains more Iron +141.9%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.6%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Zinc +825%
Contains more Copper +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -35.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Contains more Calcium +311.9%
Contains more Iron +141.9%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.6%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Zinc +825%
Contains more Copper +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -35.5%

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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Leek
Contains more Vitamin A +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +165%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.4%
Contains more Folate +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.6%
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 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +154.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +165%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.4%
Contains more Folate +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.6%

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 Leek
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 Leek Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 12.35g Leek
Protein 3.75g 1.5g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.3g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 14.15g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 61kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.9g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 1.8g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 59mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 2.1mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 28mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 35mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 180mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 20mg Leek
Zinc 1.11mg 0.12mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.12mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 1667IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg 0.92mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 12mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.06mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.03mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.4mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.14mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.233mg Leek
Folate 114µg 64µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.012mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.063mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.052mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.096mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.078mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg 0.018mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.055mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.056mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg 0.025mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.04g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.004g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.166g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Leek
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
35
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
24
Leek

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
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
14%
Leek
Fats
4%
Peppermint
1%
Leek

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 - 3.9g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Leek
Leek contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.206g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Leek
Leek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek 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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.