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Onion vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Onion
Onion is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 4.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Onion Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
6
Onion
11
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
6
Onion
43
Mexican tea

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
Onion
1
:
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Iron +795.2%
Contains more Calcium +1095.7%
Contains more Potassium +333.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Copper +387.2%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Iron +795.2%
Contains more Calcium +1095.7%
Contains more Potassium +333.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Copper +387.2%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%

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
Onion
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.7%

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 the food
Protein
7%
Onion
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Onion
2%
Mexican tea

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Onion Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 40 32 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.33 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 7.4 3.6 Onion
Carbs 9.34 7.44 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 23 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 146 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 10 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 4.24 Onion
Fiber 1.7 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.039 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.17 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 4 43 Onion
Vitamin A 2 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.02 Onion
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.028 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.179 Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Onion
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 Onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 Onion
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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