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Chinese cabbage vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chinese cabbage and Mexican tea

  • Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, however Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Copper, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 128% more than Chinese cabbage.
  • Mexican tea has 74 times less Vitamin A than Chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage has 223µg of Vitamin A, while Mexican tea has 3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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 Iron +135%
Contains more Calcium +161.9%
Contains more Potassium +151.2%
Contains more Magnesium +536.8%
Contains more Copper +804.8%
Contains more Zinc +478.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +135%
Contains more Calcium +161.9%
Contains more Potassium +151.2%
Contains more Magnesium +536.8%
Contains more Copper +804.8%
Contains more Zinc +478.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.8%

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 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +7738.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +397.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Folate +225.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
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 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +7738.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +397.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.4%
Contains more Folate +225.8%

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.
Chinese cabbage 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 Chinese cabbage Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 13kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Protein 1.5g 0.33g Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.2g 0.52g Mexican tea
Vitamin C 45mg 3.6mg Chinese cabbage
Net carbs 1.18g 3.64g Mexican tea
Carbs 2.18g 7.44g Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.8mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Calcium 105mg 275mg Mexican tea
Potassium 252mg 633mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 19mg 121mg Mexican tea
Sugar 1.18g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1g 3.8g Mexican tea
Copper 0.021mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.19mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 37mg 86mg Mexican tea
Sodium 65mg 43mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 4468IU 57IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.09mg mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.5mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.088mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.194mg 0.152mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 45.5µg µg Chinese cabbage
Folate 66µg 215µg Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g g Chinese cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.096g g Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.015mg mg Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.049mg mg Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.085mg mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.088mg mg Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.089mg mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.009mg mg Chinese cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.044mg mg Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.066mg mg Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.026mg mg Chinese cabbage
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese cabbage 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
56
Chinese cabbage
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese cabbage
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
9%
Chinese cabbage
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
2%
Chinese cabbage
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Chinese cabbage
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
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 - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.