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Ginger vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Ginger and Mexican tea

  • The amount of Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, and Potassium in Mexican tea is higher than in Ginger.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 125% more than Ginger.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, 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 -69.8%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +213.3%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Zinc +223.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -69.8%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +213.3%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.9%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Zinc +223.5%

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
Ginger
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +923.5%
Contains more Folate +1854.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 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 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +923.5%
Contains more Folate +1854.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152

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.
Ginger 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 Ginger Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 3.64g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.33g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.52g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 7.44g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 32kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 16mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.6mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 43mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 34mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 415mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 13mg 43mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.226mg 0.19mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 3.6mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.028mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.639mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.179mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.152mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
9
Ginger
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Ginger
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.203g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $2)
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

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.