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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
Potato
1
:
Contains less Sodium -86%
Contains more Iron +132.1%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -86%
Contains more Iron +132.1%
Contains more Calcium +2191.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.9%

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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +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 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
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 the food
Protein
12%
Potato
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (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?
?
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 Potato Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 77 32 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.33 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 19.7 3.6 Potato
Carbs 17.49 7.44 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 12 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 425 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 23 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 0.82 Mexican tea
Fiber 2.1 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.11 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.3 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 6 43 Potato
Vitamin A 2 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.01 Potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.028 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.639 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.179 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.152 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Potato
Folate 15 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 Potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 Potato
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. 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.