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Fireweed vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Mexican tea different?

  • Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, and Copper, however Mexican tea is richer in Folate, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 157% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 60 times more Vitamin A RAE than Mexican tea. While Fireweed contains 180µg of Vitamin A RAE, Mexican tea contains only 3µg.

Fireweed, leaves, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +56%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%
Contains more Zinc +141.8%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +56%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%
Contains more Zinc +141.8%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%

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 +6212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154%
Contains more Folate +92%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
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 +6212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154%
Contains more Folate +92%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 3.64g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 0.33g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.52g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 7.44g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 32kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 10.6g 3.8g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 275mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 1.88mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 121mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 86mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 34mg 43mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 1.1mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.19mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 57IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.028mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 0.639mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.179mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.152mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 g g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fireweed Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
55
Fireweed
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
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
28%
Fireweed
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
13%
Fireweed
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/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.