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Mexican tea vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mexican tea and Peppermint different?

  • Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, while Peppermint is higher in Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Fiber, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 84% more than Peppermint.
  • Mexican tea contains 2 times more Folate than Peppermint. Mexican tea contains 215µg of Folate, while Peppermint contains 114µg.

Epazote, raw and Peppermint, fresh types were 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 Calcium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.2%
Contains more Iron +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Contains more Calcium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.2%
Contains more Iron +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.11

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 B2 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7352.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +7352.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%

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 Peppermint
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mexican tea Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 3.64g 6.89g Peppermint
Protein 0.33g 3.75g Peppermint
Fats 0.52g 0.94g Peppermint
Carbs 7.44g 14.89g Peppermint
Calories 32kcal 70kcal Peppermint
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 3.8g 8g Peppermint
Calcium 275mg 243mg Mexican tea
Iron 1.88mg 5.08mg Peppermint
Magnesium 121mg 80mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 86mg 73mg Mexican tea
Potassium 633mg 569mg Mexican tea
Sodium 43mg 31mg Peppermint
Zinc 1.1mg 1.11mg Peppermint
Copper 0.19mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 57IU 4248IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.6mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.348mg 0.266mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 1.706mg Peppermint
Vitamin B5 0.179mg 0.338mg Peppermint
Vitamin B6 0.152mg 0.129mg Mexican tea
Folate 215µg 114µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.058mg Peppermint
Threonine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Isoleucine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Leucine mg 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine mg 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine mg 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine mg 0.187mg Peppermint
Histidine mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.246g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.033g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mexican tea Peppermint
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
27
Mexican tea
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
54
Mexican tea
68
Peppermint

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
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
7%
Mexican tea
15%
Peppermint
Fats
2%
Mexican tea
4%
Peppermint

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.246g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.