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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, 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 Potassium +11.2%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.8%
Contains more Iron +170.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Equal in Zinc - 1.11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Contains more Calcium +13.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.2%
Contains more Magnesium +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.8%
Contains more Iron +170.2%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
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 C +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +7352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%
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 106% 255% 0% 0% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 0% 0% 86%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.8%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +783.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +7352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Mexican tea Peppermint
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 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 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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