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Mexican tea vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mexican tea and Fireweed different?

  • Mexican tea is higher in Folate and Vitamin B2, however Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A, Calcium and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 157% higher.
  • Mexican tea contains 3 times more Vitamin B2 than Fireweed. While Mexican tea contains 0.348mg of Vitamin B2, Fireweed contains only 0.137mg.

Epazote, raw and Fireweed, leaves, 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
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Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Calcium +56%
Contains more Magnesium +28.9%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Zinc +141.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Iron +27.7%
Contains more Calcium +56%
Contains more Magnesium +28.9%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Zinc +141.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%

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

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
27
Mexican tea
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
54
Mexican tea
75
Fireweed

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
2%
Mexican tea
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
7%
Mexican tea
19%
Fireweed
Fats
2%
Mexican tea
13%
Fireweed

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 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 Mexican tea Fireweed Opinion
Calories 32 103 Fireweed
Protein 0.33 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.52 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 3.6 2.2 Mexican tea
Carbs 7.44 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.88 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 275 429 Fireweed
Potassium 633 494 Mexican tea
Magnesium 121 156 Fireweed
Sugars
Fiber 3.8 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.19 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 1.1 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 86 108 Fireweed
Sodium 43 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 57 3598 Fireweed
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.028 0.033 Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.348 0.137 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.639 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.179 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.152 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 215 112 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated fat
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mexican tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169398/nutrients
  2. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/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.