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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 Calcium +554.8%
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +161.9%
Contains more Copper +171.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -41.9%
Contains more Calcium +554.8%
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.6%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +161.9%
Contains more Copper +171.4%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 3.64g Brussels sprout
Protein 3.38g 0.33g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 8.95g 7.44g Brussels sprout
Calories 43kcal 32kcal Brussels sprout
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g g Mexican tea
Fiber 3.8g 3.8g
Calcium 42mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 1.4mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 23mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 69mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 389mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 25mg 43mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.07mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 754IU 57IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 3.6mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.028mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.639mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.179mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g g Brussels sprout

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Brussels sprout 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
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

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)

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.