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Winter melon vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Winter melon and Mexican tea?

  • Winter melon is higher in Vitamin C, yet Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 132% more.
  • Winter melon has 4 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. While Winter melon has 13mg of Vitamin C, Mexican tea has only 3.6mg.

We used Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw and Epazote, raw types 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
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Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Calcium +1347.4%
Contains more Potassium +10450%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Copper +726.1%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.6%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Calcium +1347.4%
Contains more Potassium +10450%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Copper +726.1%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.6%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +261.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.3%
Contains more Folate +4200%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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 +261.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.3%
Contains more Folate +4200%

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
9
Winter melon
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Winter melon
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.
Winter melon Mexican tea
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Mexican tea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

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 Winter melon Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 13 32 Mexican tea
Protein 0.4 0.33 Winter melon
Fats 0.2 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 13 3.6 Winter melon
Carbs 3 7.44 Mexican tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.4 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 19 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 6 633 Mexican tea
Magnesium 10 121 Mexican tea
Sugars
Fiber 2.9 3.8 Mexican tea
Copper 0.023 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.61 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 19 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 111 43 Mexican tea
Vitamin A 0 57 Mexican tea
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.028 Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.133 0.179 Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.035 0.152 Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 5 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.016 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037 Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087 Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002 Winter melon
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.009 Winter melon
Methionine 0.003 Winter melon
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.