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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Mexican tea. While Chinese broccoli has 82µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.8%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Copper +211.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.8%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Copper +211.5%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 1.14g 0.33g Chinese broccoli
Fats 0.72g 0.52g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 22kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.84g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.5g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 100mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.56mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 18mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 41mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 261mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 7mg 43mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.061mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 1638IU 57IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 3.6mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.028mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 99µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese broccoli 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
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

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.

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.