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Arrowroot vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Arrowroot and Mexican tea

  • Arrowroot has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, while Mexican tea has more Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Fiber, and Copper.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 127% higher.
  • Mexican tea contains 5 times less Vitamin B1 than Arrowroot. Arrowroot contains 0.143mg of Vitamin B1, while Mexican tea contains 0.028mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Arrowroot, raw and Epazote, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +18.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +14%
Contains less Sodium -39.5%
Contains more Calcium +4483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains more Zinc +74.6%
Contains more Copper +57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Iron +18.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +14%
Contains less Sodium -39.5%
Contains more Calcium +4483.3%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains more Zinc +74.6%
Contains more Copper +57%

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 B1 +410.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +57.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +489.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 12% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 162% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +410.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +57.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +489.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 3.64g Arrowroot
Protein 4.24g 0.33g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 13.39g 7.44g Arrowroot
Calories 65kcal 32kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 1.3g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 6mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 2.22mg 1.88mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 98mg 86mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 26mg 43mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.63mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.121mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 19IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.028mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.639mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.179mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.152mg Arrowroot
Folate 338µg 215µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g g Arrowroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g g Arrowroot

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Arrowroot Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
35
Arrowroot
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
54
Mexican tea

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
25%
Arrowroot
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Mexican tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169398/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.