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Potato vs. Mexican tea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Potato and Mexican tea?

  • Potato is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 126% higher.
  • Potato has 5 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. Potato has 19.7mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has 3.6mg.

We used Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Epazote, raw types in this comparison.

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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 -86%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Iron +132.1%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Manganese +1449%
Contains more Selenium +125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37% 27% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64% 405% 5%
Contains less Sodium -86%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Iron +132.1%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Manganese +1449%
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.
Potato
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Contains more Vitamin C +447.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 7% 5%
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 C +447.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +189.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +521.2%
Contains more Carbs +135.1%
Contains more Fats +477.8%
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Other +123.2%
2% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.05 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 17.49 g
Water: 79.25 g
Other: 1.12 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 +521.2%
Contains more Carbs +135.1%
Contains more Fats +477.8%
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Other +123.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Potato Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 3.64g Potato
Protein 2.05g 0.33g Potato
Fats 0.09g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 17.49g 7.44g Potato
Calories 77kcal 32kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g Potato
Fructose 0.26g Potato
Sugar 0.82g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.1g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 12mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.81mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 23mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 57mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 425mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 6mg 43mg Potato
Zinc 0.3mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.11mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Manganese 0.2mg 3.098mg Mexican tea
Selenium 0.4µg 0.9µg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 2IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.01mg Potato
Vitamin C 19.7mg 3.6mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.028mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 0.639mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.179mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.152mg Potato
Folate 15µg 215µg Mexican tea
Choline 12.1mg Potato
Vitamin K 2µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg Potato
Saturated Fat 0.025g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g Potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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
17%
Potato
25%
Mexican tea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Potato
84%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.82g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 86)
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)

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.