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Peppermint vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Peppermint and Lemongrass?

  • Peppermint is richer in Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Folate, Copper, and Vitamin B5, yet Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 176% higher.
  • Peppermint has 12 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. Peppermint has 31.8mg of Vitamin C, while Lemongrass has 2.6mg.

We used Peppermint, fresh and Lemon grass (citronella), raw types in this comparison.

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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 +273.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Contains more Iron +60.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +273.8%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Contains more Iron +60.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%

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 A +70700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +52%
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 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +70700%
Contains more Vitamin C +1123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +576%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +52%

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 Lemongrass
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 3.75g 1.82g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.49g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 70kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 8g g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 65mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 80mg 60mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 569mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 31mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.11mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.329mg 0.266mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 6IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 2.6mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.065mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.135mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 1.101mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.05mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.08mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 75µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.058mg mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.17g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Lemongrass
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
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
78
Lemongrass

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
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
4%
Peppermint
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.127g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

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. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/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.