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Peppermint vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Peppermint and Parsley

  • Peppermint has more Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Magnesium, while Parsley has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Folate.
  • Parsley's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 112% higher.
  • Parsley contains 7 times less Manganese than Peppermint. Peppermint contains 1.176mg of Manganese, while Parsley contains 0.16mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Peppermint, fresh and Parsley, fresh.

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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 +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.6%
Contains more Copper +120.8%
Contains more Iron +22%
Equal in Potassium - 554
Equal in Zinc - 1.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains more Calcium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.6%
Contains more Copper +120.8%
Contains more Iron +22%
Equal in Potassium - 554
Equal in Zinc - 1.07

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 B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086
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 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 3.03g Peppermint
Protein 3.75g 2.97g Peppermint
Fats 0.94g 0.79g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 6.33g Peppermint
Calories 70kcal 36kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.85g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 3.3g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 138mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 80mg 50mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 58mg Peppermint
Potassium 569mg 554mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 56mg Peppermint
Zinc 1.11mg 1.07mg Peppermint
Copper 0.329mg 0.149mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E mg 0.75mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.098mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 1.313mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.09mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.045mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.122mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.118mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.204mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.053mg 0.042mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.145mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg 0.172mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg 0.061mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g 0.132g Parsley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.124g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peppermint Parsley
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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
6%
Parsley
Fats
4%
Peppermint
4%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parsley
Parsley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley 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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.