Mint, Peppermint

Peppermint, Fresh [Mint] has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 14.89g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 3.75 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is high.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 5.08 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 99, for Peppermint, Fresh [Mint], and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein18%
 Calories from Fat10%
 Calories from Carbs72%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • High in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A4247.4 IU84.9%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent212 mcg
Vitamin C31.8 mg53%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.08 mg5.5%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.27 mg15.6%Top 30%High
Niacin1.7 mg8.5%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.13 mg6.5%Mid 40%Average
Folate114 mcg28.5%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate114 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents114 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.34 mg3.4%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium243 mg24.3%Top 10%Very High
Iron5.1 mg28.2%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium80 mg20%Top 30%High
Phosphorus73 mg7.3%Mid 40%Average
Potassium568.9 mg16.3%Top 10%Very High
Sodium31 mg1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc1.1 mg7.4%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.33 mg16.5%Top 30%High
Manganese1.2 mg58.8%Top 10%Very High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate14.9 g5%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber8 g32%Top 10%Very High
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein3.7 g7.5%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan58 mg
Threonine154 mg
Isoleucine154 mg
Leucine281 mg
Lysine161 mg
Methionine53 mg
Cystine41 mg
Phenylalanine191 mg
Tyrosine113 mg
Valine187 mg
Arginine173 mg
Histidine75 mg
Alanine195 mg
Aspartic Acid443 mg
Glutamic Acid409.1 mg
Glycine180 mg
Proline154 mg
Serine146 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.94 g1.4%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.25 g1.2%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids434.9 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids69 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water78.6 g
Ash1.8 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.94 g 1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.25 g 1.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 31 mg 1.3%

Total Carbohydrates 14.9 g 5%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 3.7 g 7.5%

Vitamin A 84.9% Vitamin C 53%

Calcium 24.3% Iron 28.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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