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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.
  • 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
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Contains more Iron +490.7%
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains more Magnesium +515.4%
Contains more Copper +1034.5%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +151.7%
Equal in Sodium - 28
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Contains more Iron +490.7%
Contains more Calcium +575%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains more Magnesium +515.4%
Contains more Copper +1034.5%
Contains more Zinc +516.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +151.7%
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 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 31% 445% 5% 0% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 0% 316% 29%
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 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 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

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Peppermint Lettuce
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Lettuce Opinion
Calories 70 15 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 1.36 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.15 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 9.2 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 2.87 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 0.86 Peppermint
Calcium 243 36 Peppermint
Potassium 569 194 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 13 Peppermint
Sugar 0.78 Peppermint
Fiber 8 1.3 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.029 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.18 Peppermint
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 73 29 Peppermint
Sodium 31 28 Lettuce
Vitamin A 4248 7405 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.07 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.08 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.375 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.134 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.09 Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 Lettuce
Folate 114 38 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.02 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.006 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.082 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 0.009 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 0.059 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 0.084 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 0.079 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 0.084 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 0.016 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 0.055 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 0.07 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 0.022 Peppermint
Fructose 0.43 Lettuce

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.