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

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 C +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
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 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
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 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 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

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Taro Mexican tea
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 53)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 112 32 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.33 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 4.5 3.6 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 3.640000104904175 Taro
Carbs 26.46 7.44 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 43 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 591 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 33 121 Mexican tea
Sugar 0.4 Mexican tea
Fiber 4.1 3.8 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.23 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 84 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 11 43 Taro
Vitamin A 76 57 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.028 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.179 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.152 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 22 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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.