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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
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Mexican tea
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
7%
Mexican tea
19%
Fireweed
Fats
2%
Mexican tea
13%
Fireweed

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 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. 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.