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Beetroot vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beetroot and Mexican tea

  • Beetroot contains less Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Zinc, and Phosphorus than Mexican tea.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Mexican tea is 120% higher.

Food types used in this article are Beets, 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 Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +135%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.9%
Contains more Zinc +214.3%
Contains more Copper +153.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +135%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +115%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.9%
Contains more Zinc +214.3%
Contains more Copper +153.3%

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 C +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +770%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.9%
Contains more Folate +97.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
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 C +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +770%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.9%
Contains more Folate +97.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.64g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.33g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 9.56g 7.44g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 32kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.8g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 16mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.8mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 23mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 40mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 325mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 78mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.35mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.075mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 33IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.04mg mg Beetroot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 3.6mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.028mg Beetroot
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 109µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g g Beetroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot 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
12
Beetroot
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
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
10%
Beetroot
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Beetroot
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Beetroot
Beetroot is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.