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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Iron +243.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.3%
Contains more Potassium +106.2%
Contains more Zinc +184.6%
Contains more Copper +296.4%
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 A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.1%
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 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 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +326.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.1%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 4.74g Peppermint
Protein 3.75g 1.83g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.19g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 7.34g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 32kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.33g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 2.6g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 72mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 1.48mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 20mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 37mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 276mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 16mg Scallion
Zinc 1.11mg 0.39mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.083mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 997IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 18.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.055mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.08mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.525mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.061mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 64µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 207µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.02mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.072mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.077mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.109mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.091mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg 0.02mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.059mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.081mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg 0.032mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.032g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.027g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.074g Peppermint

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Peppermint Scallion
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
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

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)

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.