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Daikon vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Daikon and Mexican tea

  • Daikon has more Vitamin C, however Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Mexican tea is 133% higher.
  • Mexican tea has 6 times less Vitamin C than Daikon. Daikon has 22mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has 3.6mg.

Food types used in this article are Radishes, oriental, 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 less Sodium -51.2%
Contains more Calcium +918.5%
Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.9%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Copper +65.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 15% 12% 10% 21% 3% 5% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -51.2%
Contains more Calcium +918.5%
Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.9%
Contains more Zinc +633.3%
Contains more Copper +65.2%

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
Daikon
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Contains more Vitamin C +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1640%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230.4%
Contains more Folate +667.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 74% 5% 5% 4% 9% 11% 22% 0% 1%
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 C +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1640%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230.4%
Contains more Folate +667.9%

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.
Daikon Mexican tea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Daikon Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 2.5g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 0.6g 0.33g Daikon
Fats 0.1g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 4.1g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 18kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.6g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 27mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.4mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 16mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 23mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 227mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 21mg 43mg Daikon
Zinc 0.15mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.115mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 0IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0mg mg Daikon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 22mg 3.6mg Daikon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.028mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.138mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 28µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Daikon
Tryptophan 0.003mg mg Daikon
Threonine 0.025mg mg Daikon
Isoleucine 0.026mg mg Daikon
Leucine 0.031mg mg Daikon
Lysine 0.03mg mg Daikon
Methionine 0.006mg mg Daikon
Phenylalanine 0.02mg mg Daikon
Valine 0.028mg mg Daikon
Histidine 0.011mg mg Daikon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g g Daikon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.045g g Daikon

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Daikon 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
11
Daikon
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
14
Daikon
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
4%
Daikon
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Daikon
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Daikon
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
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 richer in vitamins?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Daikon
Daikon contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Daikon
Daikon is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Daikon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168451/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.