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Peppermint vs. Teff — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppermint and Teff?

  • Peppermint is higher in Iron, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Copper, yet Teff is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B1.
  • Teff's daily need coverage for Manganese is 73% more.

We used Peppermint, fresh and Teff, cooked types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +395.9%
Contains more Iron +147.8%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +431.8%
Contains more Copper +45.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Manganese +143.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110% 154% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 77% 36% 52% 10% 2% 31% 76% 374% 0%
Contains more Calcium +395.9%
Contains more Iron +147.8%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Potassium +431.8%
Contains more Copper +45.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.4%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Manganese +143.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.11

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +212300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +706.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 46% 8% 18% 0% 23% 14% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +212300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +706.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33%
Contains more Folate +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +44.6%
Contains more Other +156.5%
Contains more Carbs +33.4%
Equal in Protein - 3.87
Equal in Water - 74.93
4% 15% 79% 2%
Protein: 3.75 g
Fats: 0.94 g
Carbs: 14.89 g
Water: 78.65 g
Other: 1.77 g
4% 20% 75%
Protein: 3.87 g
Fats: 0.65 g
Carbs: 19.86 g
Water: 74.93 g
Other: 0.69 g
Contains more Fats +44.6%
Contains more Other +156.5%
Contains more Carbs +33.4%
Equal in Protein - 3.87
Equal in Water - 74.93

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Peppermint Teff
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Teff Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 17.06g Teff
Protein 3.75g 3.87g Teff
Fats 0.94g 0.65g Peppermint
Carbs 14.89g 19.86g Teff
Calories 70kcal 101kcal Teff
Fiber 8g 2.8g Peppermint
Calcium 243mg 49mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 2.05mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 50mg Peppermint
Phosphorus 73mg 120mg Teff
Potassium 569mg 107mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 8mg Teff
Zinc 1.11mg 1.11mg
Copper 0.329mg 0.226mg Peppermint
Manganese 1.176mg 2.86mg Teff
Vitamin A 4248IU 2IU Peppermint
Vitamin A RAE 212µg 0µg Peppermint
Vitamin C 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.183mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.033mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 0.909mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.097mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 18µg Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.041mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg 0.149mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.146mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg 0.311mg Teff
Lysine 0.161mg 0.109mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg 0.125mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.203mg Teff
Valine 0.187mg 0.2mg Teff
Histidine 0.075mg 0.088mg Teff
Saturated Fat 0.246g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Teff
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Peppermint
8%
Teff
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
70%
Peppermint
67%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.246g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $3.2)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/nutrients
  2. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168918/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.