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Spearmint vs. Allspice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Spearmint and Allspice?

  • Spearmint is richer in Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Folate, yet Allspice is richer in Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Magnesium.
  • Allspice's daily need coverage for Manganese is 79% higher.
  • Spearmint has 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Allspice. Spearmint has 203µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Allspice has 27µg.

We used Spearmint, fresh and Spices, allspice, ground types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +68.1%
Contains less Sodium -61%
Contains more Calcium +232.2%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.3%
Contains more Potassium +127.9%
Contains more Copper +130.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.01
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 60% 446% 45% 26% 41% 4% 30% 80% 146% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 199% 265% 97% 49% 93% 11% 28% 185% 384% 15%
Contains more Iron +68.1%
Contains less Sodium -61%
Contains more Calcium +232.2%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.3%
Contains more Potassium +127.9%
Contains more Copper +130.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.01

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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Contains more Vitamin A +650.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 244% 0% 0% 45% 20% 41% 18% 15% 37% 79% 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 33% 0% 0% 131% 26% 15% 54% 0% 49% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +650.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +911.2%
Contains more Protein +85.1%
Contains more Fats +1090.4%
Contains more Carbs +757.6%
Contains more Other +129.7%
3% 8% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.29 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 8.41 g
Water: 85.55 g
Other: 2.02 g
6% 9% 72% 8% 5%
Protein: 6.09 g
Fats: 8.69 g
Carbs: 72.12 g
Water: 8.46 g
Other: 4.64 g
Contains more Water +911.2%
Contains more Protein +85.1%
Contains more Fats +1090.4%
Contains more Carbs +757.6%
Contains more Other +129.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +499%
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.394 g
46% 12% 42%
Saturated Fat: 2.55 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.36 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2540%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +499%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spearmint Allspice Opinion
Net carbs 1.61g 50.52g Allspice
Protein 3.29g 6.09g Allspice
Fats 0.73g 8.69g Allspice
Carbs 8.41g 72.12g Allspice
Calories 44kcal 263kcal Allspice
Fiber 6.8g 21.6g Allspice
Calcium 199mg 661mg Allspice
Iron 11.87mg 7.06mg Spearmint
Magnesium 63mg 135mg Allspice
Phosphorus 60mg 113mg Allspice
Potassium 458mg 1044mg Allspice
Sodium 30mg 77mg Spearmint
Zinc 1.09mg 1.01mg Spearmint
Copper 0.24mg 0.553mg Allspice
Manganese 1.118mg 2.943mg Allspice
Selenium 2.7µg Allspice
Vitamin A 4054IU 540IU Spearmint
Vitamin A RAE 203µg 27µg Spearmint
Vitamin C 13.3mg 39.2mg Allspice
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.101mg Allspice
Vitamin B2 0.175mg 0.063mg Spearmint
Vitamin B3 0.948mg 2.86mg Allspice
Vitamin B5 0.25mg Spearmint
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.21mg Allspice
Folate 105µg 36µg Spearmint
Tryptophan 0.05mg Spearmint
Threonine 0.135mg Spearmint
Isoleucine 0.135mg Spearmint
Leucine 0.247mg Spearmint
Lysine 0.141mg Spearmint
Methionine 0.046mg Spearmint
Phenylalanine 0.168mg Spearmint
Valine 0.164mg Spearmint
Histidine 0.066mg Spearmint
Saturated Fat 0.191g 2.55g Spearmint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.66g Allspice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.394g 2.36g Allspice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Spearmint Allspice
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
38%
Spearmint
26%
Allspice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Spearmint
132%
Allspice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spearmint
Spearmint contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.359g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Allspice
Allspice is relatively richer in minerals
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Spearmint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173475/nutrients
  2. Allspice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171315/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.