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Peppermint vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Peppermint and Spinach

  • Peppermint has more Iron, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, while Spinach has more Vitamin A, and Folate.
  • Peppermint's daily need coverage for Iron is 30% higher.
  • Spinach contains 5 times less Vitamin B5 than Peppermint. Peppermint contains 0.338mg of Vitamin B5, while Spinach contains 0.065mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Peppermint, fresh and Spinach, 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 Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +153.1%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +49%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%
Equal in Potassium - 558
Equal in Magnesium - 79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 30% 50% 57% 44% 15% 22% 11%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +153.1%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +49%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%
Equal in Potassium - 558
Equal in Magnesium - 79

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 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Contains more Vitamin A +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.2%
Contains more Folate +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
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 94% 563% 41% 0% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 0% 1208% 146%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Contains more Vitamin A +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.2%
Contains more Folate +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

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
181
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
41
Spinach

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
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
4%
Spinach
Fats
4%
Peppermint
2%
Spinach

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.183g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppermint
Peppermint is relatively richer in minerals
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Spinach Opinion
Calories 70 23 Peppermint
Protein 3.75 2.86 Peppermint
Fats 0.94 0.39 Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8 28.1 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 3.63 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 2.71 Peppermint
Calcium 243 99 Peppermint
Potassium 569 558 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 79 Peppermint
Sugar 0.42 Peppermint
Fiber 8 2.2 Peppermint
Copper 0.329 0.13 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 0.53 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 73 49 Peppermint
Sodium 31 79 Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248 9377 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.078 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.189 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 0.724 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338 0.065 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.195 Spinach
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 Spinach
Folate 114 194 Spinach
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 0.063 Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 0.01 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.165 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 0.039 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 0.122 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 0.147 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 0.223 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 0.174 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 0.053
Phenylalanine 0.191 0.129 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 0.161 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 0.064 Peppermint
Fructose 0.15 Spinach

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.