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Spearmint vs. Black pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Spearmint and Black pepper

  • Spearmint has more Iron, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Black pepper is higher in Manganese, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Black pepper covers your daily Manganese needs 506% more than Spearmint.
  • Black pepper contains 8 times less Vitamin A RAE than Spearmint. Spearmint contains 203µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Black pepper contains 27µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spearmint, fresh and Spices, pepper, black.

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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 +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +454.2%
Contains more Manganese +1040.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.19
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 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444% 1664% 27%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +122.6%
Contains more Magnesium +171.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +454.2%
Contains more Manganese +1040.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.19

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 +641.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +517.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.18
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% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 7% 410%
Contains more Vitamin A +641.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +517.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.18

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +586.6%
Contains more Protein +215.8%
Contains more Fats +346.6%
Contains more Carbs +660.4%
Contains more Other +392.1%
3% 8% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.29 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 8.41 g
Water: 85.55 g
Other: 2.02 g
10% 3% 64% 12% 10%
Protein: 10.39 g
Fats: 3.26 g
Carbs: 63.95 g
Water: 12.46 g
Other: 9.94 g
Contains more Water +586.6%
Contains more Protein +215.8%
Contains more Fats +346.6%
Contains more Carbs +660.4%
Contains more Other +392.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2856%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +153.3%
31% 4% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.394 g
44% 24% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.392 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.739 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.998 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2856%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +153.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spearmint Black pepper Opinion
Net carbs 1.61g 38.65g Black pepper
Protein 3.29g 10.39g Black pepper
Fats 0.73g 3.26g Black pepper
Carbs 8.41g 63.95g Black pepper
Calories 44kcal 251kcal Black pepper
Fructose 0.23g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g Spearmint
Fiber 6.8g 25.3g Black pepper
Calcium 199mg 443mg Black pepper
Iron 11.87mg 9.71mg Spearmint
Magnesium 63mg 171mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 60mg 158mg Black pepper
Potassium 458mg 1329mg Black pepper
Sodium 30mg 20mg Black pepper
Zinc 1.09mg 1.19mg Black pepper
Copper 0.24mg 1.33mg Black pepper
Manganese 1.118mg 12.753mg Black pepper
Selenium 4.9µg Black pepper
Vitamin A 4054IU 547IU Spearmint
Vitamin A RAE 203µg 27µg Spearmint
Vitamin E 1.04mg Black pepper
Vitamin C 13.3mg 0mg Spearmint
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.108mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.175mg 0.18mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 0.948mg 1.143mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.399mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.291mg Black pepper
Folate 105µg 17µg Spearmint
Choline 11.3mg Black pepper
Vitamin K 163.7µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.05mg 0.058mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.135mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.135mg 0.366mg Black pepper
Leucine 0.247mg 1.014mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.141mg 0.244mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.046mg 0.096mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.168mg 0.446mg Black pepper
Valine 0.164mg 0.547mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.066mg 0.159mg Black pepper
Saturated Fat 0.191g 1.392g Spearmint
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.739g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.394g 0.998g Black pepper
Omega-3 - ALA 0.152g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spearmint Black pepper
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
56%
Black pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Spearmint
297%
Black pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.201g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Spearmint
Spearmint is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black pepper
Black pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Spearmint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173475/nutrients
  2. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/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.