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Wakame vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Wakame and Mexican tea

  • Wakame has more Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Potassium, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily need of Manganese 74% more than Wakame.
  • Wakame has 20 times more Sodium than Mexican tea. While Wakame has 872mg of Sodium, Mexican tea has only 43mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seaweed, wakame, 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 more Iron +16%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +1166%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +189.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 86
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Iron +16%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +1166%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +189.5%
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
Wakame
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Contains more Vitamin A +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7500%
Equal in Folate - 215
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 14%
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 +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7500%
Equal in Folate - 215

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 3.64g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 0.33g Wakame
Fats 0.64g 0.52g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 7.44g Wakame
Calories 45kcal 32kcal Wakame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.65g g Mexican tea
Fiber 0.5g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 150mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 2.18mg 1.88mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 80mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 50mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 872mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.38mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.284mg 0.19mg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 57IU Wakame
Vitamin E 1mg mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 3.6mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.028mg Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.639mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.179mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 196µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.3µg µg Wakame
Tryptophan 0.035mg mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg mg Wakame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g g Wakame

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Wakame Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
29
Wakame
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
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
18%
Wakame
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
3%
Wakame
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 829mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.13g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.