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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, 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
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Leek
Contains more Iron +141.9%
Contains more Calcium +311.9%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +825%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.6%
Contains less Sodium -35.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Contains more Iron +141.9%
Contains more Calcium +311.9%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +825%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.6%
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 C +165%
Contains more Vitamin A +154.8%
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 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 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +165%
Contains more Vitamin A +154.8%
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 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 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

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Peppermint Leek
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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