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Table salt vs. Spearmint — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Table salt and Spearmint

  • Table salt has less Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Folate, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin C, and Magnesium.
  • Table salt's daily need coverage for Sodium is 1684% more.
  • Spearmint is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Salt, table and Spearmint, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +729.2%
Contains more Iron +3497%
Contains more Magnesium +6200%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5625%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +700%
Contains more Manganese +1018%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 13% 1% 0% 1% 5056% 3% 10% 14% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 60% 446% 45% 26% 41% 4% 30% 80% 146% 0%
Contains more Calcium +729.2%
Contains more Iron +3497%
Contains more Magnesium +6200%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +5625%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Zinc +990%
Contains more Copper +700%
Contains more Manganese +1018%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 244% 0% 0% 45% 20% 41% 18% 15% 37% 79% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +4840.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +42675%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0.2 g
Other: 99.8 g
3% 8% 86% 2%
Protein: 3.29 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 8.41 g
Water: 85.55 g
Other: 2.02 g
Contains more Other +4840.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +42675%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Table salt Spearmint Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.61g Spearmint
Protein 0g 3.29g Spearmint
Fats 0g 0.73g Spearmint
Carbs 0g 8.41g Spearmint
Calories 0kcal 44kcal Spearmint
Fiber 0g 6.8g Spearmint
Calcium 24mg 199mg Spearmint
Iron 0.33mg 11.87mg Spearmint
Magnesium 1mg 63mg Spearmint
Phosphorus 0mg 60mg Spearmint
Potassium 8mg 458mg Spearmint
Sodium 38758mg 30mg Spearmint
Zinc 0.1mg 1.09mg Spearmint
Copper 0.03mg 0.24mg Spearmint
Manganese 0.1mg 1.118mg Spearmint
Selenium 0.1µg Table salt
Vitamin A 0IU 4054IU Spearmint
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 203µg Spearmint
Vitamin C 0mg 13.3mg Spearmint
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.078mg Spearmint
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.175mg Spearmint
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.948mg Spearmint
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.25mg Spearmint
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.158mg Spearmint
Folate 0µg 105µg Spearmint
Tryptophan 0mg 0.05mg Spearmint
Threonine 0mg 0.135mg Spearmint
Isoleucine 0mg 0.135mg Spearmint
Leucine 0mg 0.247mg Spearmint
Lysine 0mg 0.141mg Spearmint
Methionine 0mg 0.046mg Spearmint
Phenylalanine 0mg 0.168mg Spearmint
Valine 0mg 0.164mg Spearmint
Histidine 0mg 0.066mg Spearmint
Saturated Fat 0g 0.191g Table salt
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.025g Spearmint
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.394g Spearmint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Table salt Spearmint
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
0%
Table salt
38%
Spearmint
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
510%
Table salt
88%
Spearmint

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Table salt
Table salt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spearmint
Spearmint contains less Sodium (difference - 38728mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spearmint
Spearmint is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Spearmint
Spearmint is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spearmint
Spearmint is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spearmint
Spearmint 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. Table salt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173468/nutrients
  2. Spearmint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173475/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.