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Red cabbage vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Red cabbage and Mexican tea?

  • Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, yet Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Copper, Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 124% higher.
  • Red cabbage has 16 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. Red cabbage has 57mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has 3.6mg.

We used Cabbage, red, 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 -37.2%
Contains more Iron +135%
Contains more Calcium +511.1%
Contains more Potassium +160.5%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Copper +1017.6%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +186.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 14% 22% 12% 6% 6% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -37.2%
Contains more Iron +135%
Contains more Calcium +511.1%
Contains more Potassium +160.5%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Copper +1017.6%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +186.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +1483.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1857.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.8%
Contains more Folate +1094.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 190% 67% 3% 0% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 0% 96% 14%
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 +1483.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1857.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.8%
Contains more Folate +1094.4%

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.
Red cabbage Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red cabbage Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 31kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Protein 1.43g 0.33g Red cabbage
Fats 0.16g 0.52g Mexican tea
Vitamin C 57mg 3.6mg Red cabbage
Net carbs 5.27g 3.64g Red cabbage
Carbs 7.37g 7.44g Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.8mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Calcium 45mg 275mg Mexican tea
Potassium 243mg 633mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 16mg 121mg Mexican tea
Sugar 3.83g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.1g 3.8g Mexican tea
Copper 0.017mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.22mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Starch 0g g Red cabbage
Phosphorus 30mg 86mg Mexican tea
Sodium 27mg 43mg Red cabbage
Vitamin A 1116IU 57IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Red cabbage
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.028mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.418mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.147mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.152mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 38.2µg µg Red cabbage
Folate 18µg 215µg Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.012g g Red cabbage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.08g g Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Red cabbage
Threonine 0.039mg mg Red cabbage
Isoleucine 0.034mg mg Red cabbage
Leucine 0.046mg mg Red cabbage
Lysine 0.049mg mg Red cabbage
Methionine 0.014mg mg Red cabbage
Phenylalanine 0.036mg mg Red cabbage
Valine 0.048mg mg Red cabbage
Histidine 0.024mg mg Red cabbage
Fructose 1.48g g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Red cabbage Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Red cabbage
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
13
Red cabbage
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
9%
Red cabbage
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
7%
Red cabbage
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Red cabbage
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.83g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.