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Peppermint vs. Lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppermint and Lettuce?

  • Peppermint is higher in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin C, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, yet Lettuce is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Peppermint's daily need coverage for Iron is 53% more.
  • Peppermint has 11 times more Copper than Lettuce. While Peppermint has 0.329mg of Copper, Lettuce has only 0.029mg.

We used Peppermint, fresh and Lettuce, green leaf, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Iron +490.7%
Contains more Magnesium +515.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +151.7%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Copper +1034.5%
Contains more Manganese +370.4%
Equal in Sodium - 28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110% 154% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10% 33% 4%
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Iron +490.7%
Contains more Magnesium +515.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +151.7%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Copper +1034.5%
Contains more Manganese +370.4%
Equal in Sodium - 28

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +245.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%
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 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +175.7%
Contains more Fats +526.7%
Contains more Carbs +418.8%
Contains more Other +176.6%
Contains more Water +20.8%
4% 15% 79% 2%
Protein: 3.75 g
Fats: 0.94 g
Carbs: 14.89 g
Water: 78.65 g
Other: 1.77 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.36 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 2.87 g
Water: 94.98 g
Other: 0.64 g
Contains more Protein +175.7%
Contains more Fats +526.7%
Contains more Carbs +418.8%
Contains more Other +176.6%
Contains more Water +20.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +519.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.246 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.033 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.508 g
19% 6% 76%
Saturated Fat: 0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.082 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +519.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Peppermint Lettuce
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 Lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 1.57g Peppermint
Protein 3.75g 1.36g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.15g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 2.87g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 15kcal Peppermint
Fructose 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar 0.78g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 1.3g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 36mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 0.86mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 13mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 29mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 194mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 28mg Lettuce
Zinc 1.11mg 0.18mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.029mg Peppermint
Manganese 1.176mg 0.25mg Peppermint
Selenium 0.6µg Lettuce
Vitamin A 4248IU 7405IU Lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 212µg 370µg Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22mg Lettuce
Vitamin C 31.8mg 9.2mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.07mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.08mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.375mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.134mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.09mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 38µg Peppermint
Vitamin K 126.3µg Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.009mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.059mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.084mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.079mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.084mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg 0.016mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.055mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.07mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg 0.022mg Peppermint
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.02g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.006g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.082g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Lettuce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Peppermint
75%
Lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
70%
Peppermint
14%
Lettuce

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 - 0.78g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.