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Nori vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Nori and Mexican tea

  • Nori has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Folate, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 92% more than Nori.
  • Mexican tea has 87 times less Vitamin A RAE than Nori. Nori has 260µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mexican tea has 3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, laver, 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
Contains more Copper +38.9%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -10.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.88
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Copper +38.9%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -10.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.88
Equal in Zinc - 1.1

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
Nori
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +9026.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +983.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +47.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 10%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +9026.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +983.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +47.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 3.64g Nori
Protein 5.81g 0.33g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 5.11g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 35kcal 32kcal Nori
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.49g g Mexican tea
Fiber 0.3g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 70mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 1.8mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 2mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 58mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 356mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 48mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 1.05mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.264mg 0.19mg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 57IU Nori
Vitamin E 1mg mg Nori
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 39mg 3.6mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.028mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.348mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 0.639mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.179mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.152mg Nori
Folate 146µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4µg µg Nori
Tryptophan 0.043mg mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg mg Nori
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.061g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g g Nori

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nori Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
67
Nori
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
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 food.
Protein
35%
Nori
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Nori
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Nori
Nori is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea 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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.