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Yam vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Yam Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Yam 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
16
Yam
11
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
19
Yam
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
Yam
2
:
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Iron +248.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.19
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Iron +248.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.19

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
Yam
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%

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
9%
Yam
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Yam
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 Yam Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 118 32 Yam
Protein 1.53 0.33 Yam
Fats 0.17 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 17.1 3.6 Yam
Carbs 27.88 7.44 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 17 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 816 633 Yam
Magnesium 21 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 0.5 Yam
Fiber 4.1 3.8 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.24 1.1 Mexican tea
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Phosphorus 55 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 9 43 Yam
Vitamin A 138 57 Yam
Vitamin E 0.35 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.028 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.552 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.179 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.152 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 Yam
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Yam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 Yam
Tryptophan 0.012 Yam
Threonine 0.054 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 Yam
Leucine 0.096 Yam
Lysine 0.059 Yam
Methionine 0.021 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 Yam
Valine 0.062 Yam
Histidine 0.034 Yam
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.