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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
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Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +1864.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +323.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%

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 +3891.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1570.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +3891.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1570.2%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper Mexican tea
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 Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chili pepper Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 40 32 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 0.33 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 143.7 3.6 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 7.44 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 14 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 322 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 23 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 5.3 Mexican tea
Fiber 1.5 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.129 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.26 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 43 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 9 43 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952 57 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.028 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.639 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.179 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.152 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 Chili pepper
Folate 23 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 Chili pepper
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.