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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" chart 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
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%

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
Potato
7
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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 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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 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%

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.
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 g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g g 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
Vitamin A 2IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g g Potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g g 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

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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
18
Potato
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Potato
2%
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

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. 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.