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Broccoli vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Broccoli and Mexican tea

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5, however Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Copper, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Mexican tea is 126% higher.
  • Mexican tea has 25 times less Vitamin C than Broccoli. Broccoli has 89.2mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has 3.6mg.

Food types used in this article are Broccoli, 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 less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Iron +157.5%
Contains more Calcium +485.1%
Contains more Potassium +100.3%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Copper +287.8%
Contains more Zinc +168.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Iron +157.5%
Contains more Calcium +485.1%
Contains more Potassium +100.3%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Copper +287.8%
Contains more Zinc +168.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%

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 +2377.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +993%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.4%
Contains more Folate +241.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
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 +2377.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +993%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.4%
Contains more Folate +241.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 34kcal 32kcal Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.33g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.52g Mexican tea
Vitamin C 89.2mg 3.6mg Broccoli
Net carbs 4.04g 3.64g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 7.44g Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.73mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Calcium 47mg 275mg Mexican tea
Potassium 316mg 633mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 21mg 121mg Mexican tea
Sugar 1.7g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.6g 3.8g Mexican tea
Copper 0.049mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.41mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 86mg Mexican tea
Sodium 33mg 43mg Broccoli
Vitamin A 623IU 57IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.028mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.639mg
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.179mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.152mg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg µg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 215µg Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g g Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg mg Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
65
Broccoli
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
2%
Broccoli
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
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 - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Broccoli
Broccoli is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.