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Cucumber vs. Mexican tea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cucumber and Mexican tea different?

  • Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Fiber, and Phosphorus than Cucumber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Mexican tea is 131% higher.

Cucumber, with peel, raw and Epazote, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +571.4%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.6%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +363.4%
Contains more Manganese +3821.5%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64% 405% 5%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +571.4%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +330.6%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +363.4%
Contains more Manganese +3821.5%
Contains more Selenium +200%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280%
Contains more Folate +2971.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 12% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 162% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +552%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +280%
Contains more Folate +2971.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.028

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +97%
Contains more Fats +372.7%
Contains more Carbs +105%
Contains more Other +557.9%
Equal in Water - 89.21
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
7% 89% 3%
Protein: 0.33 g
Fats: 0.52 g
Carbs: 7.44 g
Water: 89.21 g
Other: 2.5 g
Contains more Protein +97%
Contains more Fats +372.7%
Contains more Carbs +105%
Contains more Other +557.9%
Equal in Water - 89.21

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cucumber 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 Cucumber Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 3.13g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 0.65g 0.33g Cucumber
Fats 0.11g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 3.63g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 15kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 1.67g Mexican tea
Fiber 0.5g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 16mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.28mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 13mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 24mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 147mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 2mg 43mg Cucumber
Zinc 0.2mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.041mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Manganese 0.079mg 3.098mg Mexican tea
Selenium 0.3µg 0.9µg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 105IU 57IU Cucumber
Vitamin A RAE 5µg 3µg Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03mg Cucumber
Vitamin C 2.8mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.028mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.098mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.259mg 0.179mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 7µg 215µg Mexican tea
Choline 6mg Cucumber
Vitamin K 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine 0.01mg Cucumber
Saturated Fat 0.037g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g Cucumber
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032g Cucumber

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cucumber Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
25%
Mexican tea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cucumber
84%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cucumber
Cucumber 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.