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Garden asparagus vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Garden asparagus and Mexican tea

  • Garden asparagus has more Vitamin B1, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Fiber, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 128% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Mexican tea contains 5 times less Vitamin B1 than Garden asparagus. Garden asparagus contains 0.143mg of Vitamin B1, while Mexican tea contains 0.028mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Asparagus, 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 more Iron +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Calcium +1045.8%
Contains more Magnesium +764.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +213.4%
Contains more Zinc +103.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Calcium +1045.8%
Contains more Magnesium +764.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.4%
Contains more Potassium +213.4%
Contains more Zinc +103.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.19

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 +1226.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +410.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +313.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
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 +1226.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +410.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +313.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 2.2g 0.33g Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 3.88g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 20kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch g g
Fructose 1g g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.1g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 24mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 2.14mg 1.88mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 14mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 52mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 202mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 2mg 43mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.189mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 756IU 57IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 3.6mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.028mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.639mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.179mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 52µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 41.6µg µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084mg mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075mg mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128mg mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104mg mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031mg mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115mg mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Garden asparagus
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g g Garden asparagus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus 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
29
Garden asparagus
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
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
13%
Garden asparagus
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.88g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.