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Peppermint vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Peppermint and Scallion

  • Scallion has less Iron, Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Peppermint covers your daily Iron needs 45% more than Scallion.
  • Scallion contains 7 times less Manganese than Peppermint. Peppermint contains 1.176mg of Manganese, while Scallion contains 0.16mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Peppermint, fresh and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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 +243.2%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Contains more Iron +243.2%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%

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 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.5%
Contains more Folate +78.1%
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 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.5%
Contains more Folate +78.1%

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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
21
Scallion

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%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
7%
Scallion
Fats
4%
Peppermint
1%
Scallion

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

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Peppermint Scallion
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 contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Scallion Opinion
Calories 70 32 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 1.83 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.19 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 18.8 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 7.34 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 1.48 Peppermint
Calcium 243 72 Peppermint
Potassium 569 276 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 20 Peppermint
Sugar 2.33 Peppermint
Fiber 8 2.6 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.083 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.39 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 37 Peppermint
Sodium 31 16 Scallion
Vitamin A 4248 997 Peppermint
Vitamin E 0.55 Scallion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.055 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.08 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.525 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.075 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.061 Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 207 Scallion
Folate 114 64 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.032 Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.027 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.074 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 0.02 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 0.072 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 0.077 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 0.109 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 0.091 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 0.02 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 0.059 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 0.081 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 0.032 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 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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.