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Chives vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chives and Mexican tea

  • Chives have more Vitamin C and Vitamin A, however Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Potassium and Fiber.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 118% more than Chives.
  • Mexican tea has 73 times less Vitamin A than Chives. Chives have 218µg of Vitamin A, while Mexican tea has 3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chives, 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
Chives
1
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Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Iron +17.5%
Contains more Calcium +198.9%
Contains more Potassium +113.9%
Contains more Magnesium +188.1%
Contains more Copper +21%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 28% 27% 30% 53% 16% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Iron +17.5%
Contains more Calcium +198.9%
Contains more Potassium +113.9%
Contains more Magnesium +188.1%
Contains more Copper +21%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%

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
Chives
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1513.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7536.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +202.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +104.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 194% 262% 5% 0% 20% 27% 13% 20% 32% 0% 532% 79%
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 +1513.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +7536.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +202.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +104.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
98
Chives
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
30
Chives
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 the food
Protein
20%
Chives
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Chives
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Chives
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chives Mexican tea
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chives Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chives
Chives contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chives
Chives is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chives
Chives 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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chives Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 30 32 Mexican tea
Protein 3.27 0.33 Chives
Fats 0.73 0.52 Chives
Vitamin C 58.1 3.6 Chives
Carbs 4.35 7.44 Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.6 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 92 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 296 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 42 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 1.85 Mexican tea
Fiber 2.5 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.157 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.56 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 58 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 3 43 Chives
Vitamin A 4353 57 Chives
Vitamin E 0.21 Chives
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.028 Chives
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.647 0.639 Chives
Vitamin B5 0.324 0.179 Chives
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 212.7 Chives
Folate 105 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.146 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.095 Chives
Polyunsaturated fat 0.267 Chives
Tryptophan 0.037 Chives
Threonine 0.128 Chives
Isoleucine 0.139 Chives
Leucine 0.195 Chives
Lysine 0.163 Chives
Methionine 0.036 Chives
Phenylalanine 0.105 Chives
Valine 0.145 Chives
Histidine 0.057 Chives
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chives - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169994/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.