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Spinach vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Spinach and Peppermint

  • Spinach has more Vitamin A, and Folate, while Peppermint has more Iron, Fiber, Copper, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Peppermint's daily need coverage for Iron is 30% higher.
  • Peppermint contains 2 times less Vitamin A than Spinach. Spinach contains 469µg of Vitamin A, while Peppermint contains 212µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spinach, raw and Peppermint, fresh.

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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
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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 - 569
Equal in Magnesium - 80
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 30% 50% 57% 44% 15% 22% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
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 - 569
Equal in Magnesium - 80

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 +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.2%
Contains more Folate +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +120.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.2%
Contains more Folate +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082

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
181
Spinach
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
41
Spinach
68
Peppermint

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
17%
Spinach
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
4%
Spinach
15%
Peppermint
Fats
2%
Spinach
4%
Peppermint

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.
Spinach Peppermint
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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Spinach Peppermint
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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 Spinach Peppermint Opinion
Calories 23 70 Peppermint
Protein 2.86 3.75 Peppermint
Fats 0.39 0.94 Peppermint
Vitamin C 28.1 31.8 Peppermint
Carbs 3.63 14.89 Peppermint
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.71 5.08 Peppermint
Calcium 99 243 Peppermint
Potassium 558 569 Peppermint
Magnesium 79 80 Peppermint
Sugar 0.42 Peppermint
Fiber 2.2 8 Peppermint
Copper 0.13 0.329 Peppermint
Zinc 0.53 1.11 Peppermint
Starch
Phosphorus 49 73 Peppermint
Sodium 79 31 Peppermint
Vitamin A 9377 4248 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.082 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.189 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 0.724 1.706 Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.065 0.338 Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.195 0.129 Spinach
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 Spinach
Folate 194 114 Spinach
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.063 0.246 Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.033 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.039 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.122 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.147 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.223 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.174 0.161 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 0.053
Phenylalanine 0.129 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.161 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.064 0.075 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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/nutrients
  2. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.