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Sweet potato vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sweet potato and Mexican tea

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A and Vitamin B5, while Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Potassium and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 123% higher.
  • Mexican tea contains 236 times less Vitamin A than Sweet potato. Sweet potato contains 709µg of Vitamin A, while Mexican tea contains 3µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
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Contains more Iron +208.2%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Copper +25.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83%
Contains less Sodium -21.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +208.2%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Copper +25.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +83%
Contains less Sodium -21.8%

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 +24789.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +1854.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 +24789.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Folate +1854.5%

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
85
Sweet potato
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet potato
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
9%
Sweet potato
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
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.
Sweet potato Mexican tea
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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 is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (difference - 4.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
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 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 Sweet potato Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 86 32 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.33 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 2.4 3.6 Mexican tea
Carbs 20.12 7.44 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 30 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 337 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 25 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 4.18 Mexican tea
Fiber 3 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.151 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.3 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 55 43 Mexican tea
Vitamin A 14187 57 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.028 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.557 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.179 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.152 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 Sweet potato
Folate 11 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 Sweet potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.