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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
Turnip
0
:
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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
5%
Turnip
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
0%
Turnip
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turnip Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 28 32 Mexican tea
Protein 0.9 0.33 Turnip
Fats 0.1 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 21 3.6 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 7.44 Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 30 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 191 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 11 121 Mexican tea
Sugars 3.8 Mexican tea
Fiber 1.8 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.085 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.27 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 27 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 67 43 Mexican tea
Vitamin A 0 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E 0.03 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.028 Turnip
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.179 Turnip
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Turnip
Folate 15 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 Turnip
Threonine 0.025 Turnip
Isoleucine 0.036 Turnip
Leucine 0.033 Turnip
Lysine 0.036 Turnip
Methionine 0.011 Turnip
Phenylalanine 0.017 Turnip
Valine 0.03 Turnip
Histidine 0.014 Turnip
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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 of 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.