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Chili pepper vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chili pepper and Mexican tea

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 156% more than Mexican tea.
  • Chili pepper has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Mexican tea. While Chili pepper has 0.506mg of Vitamin B6, Mexican tea has only 0.152mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, hot chili, red, 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 less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%

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 A +1570.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3891.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.7%
Contains more Folate +834.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 +1570.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3891.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.7%
Contains more Folate +834.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 3.64g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 0.33g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 8.81g 7.44g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 32kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.3g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.5g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 14mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 1.03mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 23mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 43mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 322mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 9mg 43mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.129mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 952IU 57IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 3.6mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.028mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.639mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.179mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.152mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chili pepper Mexican tea
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
66
Chili pepper
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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
11%
Chili pepper
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.042g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.