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Taro vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Mexican tea

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 118% more.
  • Taro has 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Mexican tea. Taro has 0.095mg of Vitamin B1, while Mexican tea has 0.028mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, 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 -74.4%
Contains more Calcium +539.5%
Contains more Iron +241.8%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 86
Equal in Potassium - 633
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Calcium +539.5%
Contains more Iron +241.8%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 86
Equal in Potassium - 633

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
Taro
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1292%
Contains more Folate +877.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1292%
Contains more Folate +877.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

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.
Taro Mexican tea
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 3.64g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.33g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 26.46g 7.44g Taro
Calories 112kcal 32kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g g Mexican tea
Fiber 4.1g 3.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.55mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 33mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 84mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 591mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 11mg 43mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.172mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 76IU 57IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 3.6mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.028mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.179mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.152mg Taro
Folate 22µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro 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
18
Taro
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
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%
Taro
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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)

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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.