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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
Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +611.2%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +611.2%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
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 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%

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.
Seaweed Mexican tea
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 3.64g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0.33g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.52g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 7.44g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 32kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.3g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 168mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 2.85mg 1.88mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 121mg
Phosphorus 42mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 89mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 233mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 1.23mg 1.1mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 116IU 57IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.028mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.179mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 180µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Seaweed Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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 food.
Protein
10%
Seaweed
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Seaweed
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.