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Sauerkraut vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sauerkraut and Mexican tea

  • Sauerkraut has more Vitamin C, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 128% more than Sauerkraut.
  • Sauerkraut has 15 times more Sodium than Mexican tea. While Sauerkraut has 661mg of Sodium, Mexican tea has only 43mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Iron +27.9%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +330%
Contains more Potassium +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Zinc +478.9%
Contains more Copper +97.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 56% 10% 9% 15% 87% 6% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Iron +27.9%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +330%
Contains more Potassium +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Zinc +478.9%
Contains more Copper +97.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +795.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 49% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 33%
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 +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.9%
Contains more Folate +795.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sauerkraut Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 1.38g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 0.91g 0.33g Sauerkraut
Fats 0.14g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 4.28g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 19kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch g g
Fructose 0.04g g Sauerkraut
Sugar 1.78g g Mexican tea
Fiber 2.9g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 30mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 1.47mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 13mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 20mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 170mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 661mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.19mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.096mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 18IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.14mg mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 14.7mg 3.6mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B1 0.021mg 0.028mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.143mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.093mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 24µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13µg µg Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.008mg mg Sauerkraut
Threonine 0.025mg mg Sauerkraut
Isoleucine 0.021mg mg Sauerkraut
Leucine 0.029mg mg Sauerkraut
Lysine 0.031mg mg Sauerkraut
Methionine 0.009mg mg Sauerkraut
Phenylalanine 0.023mg mg Sauerkraut
Valine 0.03mg mg Sauerkraut
Histidine 0.016mg mg Sauerkraut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g g Sauerkraut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.067g g Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut 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
13
Sauerkraut
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
28
Sauerkraut
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
5%
Sauerkraut
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Sauerkraut
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Sauerkraut
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 618mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.