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Summer squash vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Summer squash and Mexican tea

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin C, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 127% more than Summer squash.
  • Mexican tea contains 5 times less Vitamin C than Summer squash. Summer squash contains 17mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea contains 3.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, raw 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 less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Iron +437.1%
Contains more Calcium +1733.3%
Contains more Potassium +141.6%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +279.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Iron +437.1%
Contains more Calcium +1733.3%
Contains more Potassium +141.6%
Contains more Magnesium +611.8%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +279.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.3%

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 +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.5%
Contains more Folate +641.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.5%
Contains more Folate +641.4%

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
18
Summer squash
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Summer squash
2%
Mexican tea

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.
Summer squash 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

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Summer squash 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?
Summer squash
Summer squash contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 16 32 Mexican tea
Protein 1.21 0.33 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 17 3.6 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 3.640000104904175 Mexican tea
Carbs 3.35 7.44 Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 15 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 262 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 17 121 Mexican tea
Sugar 2.2 Mexican tea
Fiber 1.1 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.051 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.29 1.1 Mexican tea
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Phosphorus 38 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 2 43 Summer squash
Vitamin A 200 57 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 Summer squash
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.028 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.179 Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.152 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 Summer squash
Folate 29 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 Summer squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.