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Seaweed vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seaweed and Mexican tea different?

  • Seaweed is higher in Iron and Vitamin B5, however Mexican tea is richer in Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Mexican tea is 126% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 5 times more Sodium than Mexican tea. While Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, Mexican tea contains only 43mg.

Seaweed, kelp, raw and Epazote, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
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Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.7%
Contains more Potassium +611.2%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.7%
Contains more Potassium +611.2%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 121

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 A +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7500%
Contains more Folate +19.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
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 A +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7500%
Contains more Folate +19.4%

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
36
Seaweed
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
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
10%
Seaweed
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Seaweed
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.
Seaweed Mexican tea
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 190mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.247g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Seaweed Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 43 32 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 0.33 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.52 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 3.6 Mexican tea
Carbs 9.57 7.44 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 1.88 Seaweed
Calcium 168 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 89 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 121 121
Sugars 0.6 Mexican tea
Fiber 1.3 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.13 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 1.23 1.1 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 233 43 Mexican tea
Vitamin A 116 57 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.028 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.179 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 Seaweed
Folate 180 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 Seaweed
Fructose

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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.