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Tomato vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomato and Mexican tea

  • Tomato has more Vitamin C, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 130% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato has 4 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. While Tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C, Mexican tea has only 3.6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average 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 -88.4%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Iron +596.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +167.1%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Copper +222%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -88.4%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Iron +596.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +167.1%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Copper +222%

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
Tomato
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Contains more Vitamin A +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1731.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1731.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%
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.
Tomato 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 0.88g 0.33g Tomato
Fats 0.2g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 3.89g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 18kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.2g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 10mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.27mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 11mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 24mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 237mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 5mg 43mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.059mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 833IU 57IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 3.6mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.028mg Tomato
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 15µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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
16
Tomato
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Tomato
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.63g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.