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Peppermint vs Turmeric - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Peppermint and Turmeric?

  • Peppermint is higher in Vitamin C, yet Turmeric is higher in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Turmeric's daily need coverage for Manganese is 810% more.
  • Peppermint has 45 times more Vitamin C than Turmeric. While Peppermint has 31.8mg of Vitamin C, Turmeric has only 0.7mg.

We used Peppermint, fresh and Spices, turmeric, ground 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +44.6%
Contains more Iron +982.7%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +309.6%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Copper +295.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 2063% 149% 129% 184% 4% 123% 434%
Contains more Calcium +44.6%
Contains more Iron +982.7%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +309.6%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Zinc +305.4%
Contains more Copper +295.1%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +4442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.4%
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 0% 89% 0% 3% 15% 35% 26% 33% 25% 15% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +4442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Contains more Folate +470%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Turmeric Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 44.44g Turmeric
Protein 3.75g 9.68g Turmeric
Fats 0.94g 3.25g Turmeric
Carbs 14.89g 67.14g Turmeric
Calories 70kcal 312kcal Turmeric
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.45g Turmeric
Sugar g 3.21g Peppermint
Fiber 8g 22.7g Turmeric
Calcium 243mg 168mg Peppermint
Iron 5.08mg 55mg Turmeric
Magnesium 80mg 208mg Turmeric
Phosphorus 73mg 299mg Turmeric
Potassium 569mg 2080mg Turmeric
Sodium 31mg 27mg Turmeric
Zinc 1.11mg 4.5mg Turmeric
Copper 0.329mg 1.3mg Turmeric
Vitamin A 4248IU 0IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg 4.43mg Turmeric
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 0.7mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.058mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.15mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 1.35mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.542mg Turmeric
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.107mg Peppermint
Folate 114µg 20µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 13.4µg Turmeric
Tryptophan 0.058mg 0.17mg Turmeric
Threonine 0.154mg 0.33mg Turmeric
Isoleucine 0.154mg 0.47mg Turmeric
Leucine 0.281mg 0.81mg Turmeric
Lysine 0.161mg 0.38mg Turmeric
Methionine 0.053mg 0.14mg Turmeric
Phenylalanine 0.191mg 0.53mg Turmeric
Valine 0.187mg 0.66mg Turmeric
Histidine 0.075mg 0.15mg Turmeric
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.056g Peppermint
Saturated Fat 0.246g 1.838g Peppermint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g 0.449g Turmeric
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g 0.756g Turmeric

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Turmeric
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
23
Turmeric
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
392
Turmeric

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
58%
Turmeric
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
67%
Turmeric
Fats
4%
Peppermint
15%
Turmeric

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turmeric
Turmeric contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turmeric
Turmeric is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Turmeric
Turmeric is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turmeric
Turmeric is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppermint
Peppermint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.592g)
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. Turmeric - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172231/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.