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Jalapeño vs. Mexican tea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jalapeño and Mexican tea

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however, Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 130% more than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño has 33 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. While Jalapeño has 118.6mg of Vitamin C, Mexican tea has only 3.6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Iron +652%
Contains more Magnesium +706.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.2%
Contains more Zinc +685.7%
Contains more Copper +313%
Contains more Manganese +3093.8%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64% 405% 5%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Iron +652%
Contains more Magnesium +706.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +155.2%
Contains more Zinc +685.7%
Contains more Copper +313%
Contains more Manganese +3093.8%
Contains more Selenium +125%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +1791.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +397.1%
Contains more Folate +696.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 12% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 162% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1791.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +3194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +397.1%
Contains more Folate +696.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +175.8%
Contains more Fats +40.5%
Contains more Carbs +14.5%
Contains more Other +371.7%
Equal in Water - 89.21
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
7% 89% 3%
Protein: 0.33 g
Fats: 0.52 g
Carbs: 7.44 g
Water: 89.21 g
Other: 2.5 g
Contains more Protein +175.8%
Contains more Fats +40.5%
Contains more Carbs +14.5%
Contains more Other +371.7%
Equal in Water - 89.21

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Jalapeño 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 Jalapeño Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3.64g Jalapeño
Protein 0.91g 0.33g Jalapeño
Fats 0.37g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 6.5g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 29kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Fructose 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.8g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 12mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.25mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 15mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 26mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 248mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 3mg 43mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.046mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Manganese 0.097mg 3.098mg Mexican tea
Selenium 0.4µg 0.9µg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 1078IU 57IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 3µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6mg 3.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.639mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.179mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.152mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 215µg Mexican tea
Choline 7.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin K 18.5µg Jalapeño
Saturated Fat 0.092g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Jalapeño
25%
Mexican tea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Jalapeño
84%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.092g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.