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Turnip vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turnip and Mexican tea different?

  • Turnip is richer in Vitamin C, while Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Potassium, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 129% more than Turnip.
  • Turnip contains 6 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. Turnip contains 21mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea contains 3.6mg.

Turnips, raw and Epazote, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +526.7%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +231.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Copper +123.5%
Contains more Zinc +307.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 9% 17% 8% 29% 8% 12% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +526.7%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +231.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Copper +123.5%
Contains more Zinc +307.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.8%

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
Turnip
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.9%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 70% 0% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 12% 21% 0% 1% 12%
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 +483.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.9%
Contains more Folate +1333.3%

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.
Turnip 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 Turnip Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 28kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Protein 0.9g 0.33g Turnip
Fats 0.1g 0.52g Mexican tea
Vitamin C 21mg 3.6mg Turnip
Net carbs 4.63g 3.64g Turnip
Carbs 6.43g 7.44g Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Calcium 30mg 275mg Mexican tea
Potassium 191mg 633mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 11mg 121mg Mexican tea
Sugar 3.8g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.8g 3.8g Mexican tea
Copper 0.085mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.27mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 27mg 86mg Mexican tea
Sodium 67mg 43mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 0IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.03mg mg Turnip
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.179mg Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Turnip
Folate 15µg 215µg Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.011g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g g Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053g g Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Turnip
Threonine 0.025mg mg Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Leucine 0.033mg mg Turnip
Lysine 0.036mg mg Turnip
Methionine 0.011mg mg Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017mg mg Turnip
Valine 0.03mg mg Turnip
Histidine 0.014mg mg Turnip
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
12
Turnip
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
13
Turnip
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%
Turnip
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Turnip
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 73)
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. Turnip - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170465/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.