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Jerusalem artichoke vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Jerusalem artichoke and Mexican tea

  • Jerusalem artichoke has more Iron and Vitamin B1, however Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Fiber and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 132% more than Jerusalem artichoke.
  • Mexican tea has 7 times less Vitamin B1 than Jerusalem artichoke. Jerusalem artichoke has 0.2mg of Vitamin B1, while Mexican tea has 0.028mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Jerusalem-artichokes, 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
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Contains more Iron +80.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +816.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 5% 38% 13% 47% 4% 34% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +80.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +816.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%

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 C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.4%
Contains more Folate +1553.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 4% 0% 50% 14% 25% 24% 18% 0% 1% 10%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 4% 0% 0% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 0% 0% 162%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +185%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.4%
Contains more Folate +1553.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.6

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
13
Jerusalem artichoke
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
33
Jerusalem artichoke
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 the food
Protein
12%
Jerusalem artichoke
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
17%
Jerusalem artichoke
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Jerusalem artichoke
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jerusalem artichoke Mexican tea
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jerusalem artichoke Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 9.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
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 contains less Sodium?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Jerusalem artichoke Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 73 32 Jerusalem artichoke
Protein 2 0.33 Jerusalem artichoke
Fats 0.01 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 4 3.6 Jerusalem artichoke
Carbs 17.44 7.44 Jerusalem artichoke
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.4 1.88 Jerusalem artichoke
Calcium 14 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 429 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 17 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 9.6 Mexican tea
Fiber 1.6 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.14 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.12 1.1 Mexican tea
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Phosphorus 78 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 4 43 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin A 20 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.19 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.028 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.639 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.397 0.179 Jerusalem artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Jerusalem artichoke
Folate 13 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 Jerusalem artichoke
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001 Jerusalem artichoke
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jerusalem artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169236/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.