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Brussels sprout vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Brussels sprout and Mexican tea

  • Brussels sprout has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, however Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Copper, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 120% more.
  • Brussels sprout has 24 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. Brussels sprout has 85mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has 3.6mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Brussels sprouts, 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 -41.9%
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +554.8%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +171.4%
Contains more Zinc +161.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -41.9%
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +554.8%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +171.4%
Contains more Zinc +161.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%

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 +2261.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1222.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +396.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +286.7%
Contains more Folate +252.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 +2261.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1222.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +396.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +286.7%
Contains more Folate +252.5%

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
81
Brussels sprout
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout 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

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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 - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 43 32 Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38 0.33 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 85 3.6 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 3.640000104904175 Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95 7.44 Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 42 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 389 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 23 121 Mexican tea
Sugar 2.2 Mexican tea
Fiber 3.8 3.8
Copper 0.07 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.42 1.1 Mexican tea
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Phosphorus 69 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 25 43 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754 57 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.028 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.745 0.639 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.179 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.152 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098 Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155 Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.