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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Sweet potato. Sweet potato contains 709µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Iron +208.2%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Phosphorus +83%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +25.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 23% 18% 21% 30% 8% 9% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Iron +208.2%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Phosphorus +83%
Contains more Potassium +87.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.8%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +25.8%

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 852% 6% 0% 8% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 9% 0% 5%
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 +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%

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.
Sweet potato 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sweet potato Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 17.12g 3.64g Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.33g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 20.12g 7.44g Sweet potato
Calories 86kcal 32kcal Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g g Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g g Mexican tea
Fiber 3g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 30mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.61mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 25mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 47mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 337mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 55mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.3mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.151mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 14187IU 57IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Sweet potato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.4mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.028mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.179mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.152mg Sweet potato
Folate 11µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg µg Sweet potato
Tryptophan 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg mg Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g g Sweet potato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g g Sweet potato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sweet potato 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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.