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Peppermint vs Mustard Greens - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Peppermint and Mustard Greens

  • Peppermint has more Iron, Folate, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin A, however Mustard Greens has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Peppermint is 43% higher.
  • Mustard Greens have 10 times less Folate than Peppermint. Peppermint has 114µg of Folate, while Mustard Greens have 12µg.

Food types used in this article are Peppermint, fresh and Mustard greens, 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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Contains more Iron +209.8%
Contains more Calcium +111.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +99.4%
Contains more Zinc +344%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
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 62% 35% 34% 23% 56% 7% 25% 3%
Contains more Iron +209.8%
Contains more Calcium +111.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +99.4%
Contains more Zinc +344%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
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 234% 182% 41% 0% 20% 26% 15% 13% 42% 0% 644% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +120.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
51
Peppermint
102
Mustard Greens
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
30
Mustard Greens

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 the food
Protein
23%
Peppermint
17%
Mustard Greens
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
5%
Mustard Greens
Fats
4%
Peppermint
2%
Mustard Greens

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Peppermint Mustard Greens
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Mustard Greens
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 contains less Sugars?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sugars (difference - 1.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.236g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peppermint Mustard Greens Opinion
Calories 70 27 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.86 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.42 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 70 Mustard Greens
Carbs 14.89 4.67 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 1.64 Peppermint
Calcium 243 115 Peppermint
Potassium 569 384 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 32 Peppermint
Sugars 1.32 Peppermint
Fiber 8 3.2 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.165 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.25 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 58 Peppermint
Sodium 31 20 Mustard Greens
Vitamin A 4248 3024 Peppermint
Vitamin E 2.01 Mustard Greens
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.08 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.11 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.8 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.21 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.18 Mustard Greens
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 257.5 Mustard Greens
Folate 114 12 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.01 Mustard Greens
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.092 Mustard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.038 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Mustard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169256/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.