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Chinese broccoli vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chinese broccoli and Mexican tea

  • Chinese broccoli has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 123% more than Chinese broccoli.
  • Chinese broccoli has 27 times more Vitamin A than Mexican tea. While Chinese broccoli has 82µg of Vitamin A, Mexican tea has only 3µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Broccoli, chinese, cooked 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 -83.7%
Contains more Iron +235.7%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Copper +211.5%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Iron +235.7%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Copper +211.5%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.8%

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 +683.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2773.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.1%
Contains more Folate +117.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
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 +683.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2773.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.1%
Contains more Folate +117.2%

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
48
Chinese broccoli
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese 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
7%
Chinese broccoli
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
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.
Chinese 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins 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 - 0.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
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?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 Chinese broccoli Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 22 32 Mexican tea
Protein 1.14 0.33 Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.72 0.52 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 28.2 3.6 Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 1.309999942779541 3.640000104904175 Mexican tea
Carbs 3.81 7.44 Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 100 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 261 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 18 121 Mexican tea
Sugar 0.84 Mexican tea
Fiber 2.5 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.061 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.39 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 41 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 7 43 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 1638 57 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.028 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.437 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.159 0.179 Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 99 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.11 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33 Chinese broccoli
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Lysine
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Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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 broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.