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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" chart 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%
Equal in Sodium - 28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
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%
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" 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 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%

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 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
Starch g 0g Lettuce
Fructose g 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar g 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
Vitamin A 4248IU 7405IU Lettuce
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Lettuce
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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 B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
75
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
13
Lettuce

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
8%
Lettuce
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
3%
Lettuce
Fats
4%
Peppermint
1%
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.