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

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 2% 1% 0% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 0% 1% 82%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 4% 0% 0% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 0% 0% 162%
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 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 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

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

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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