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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
Contains more Calcium +1347.4%
Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.6%
Contains more Potassium +10450%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
Contains more Copper +726.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +1347.4%
Contains more Iron +370%
Contains more Magnesium +1110%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.6%
Contains more Potassium +10450%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
Contains more Copper +726.1%

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
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 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%

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.
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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 0.4g 0.33g Winter melon
Fats 0.2g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 3g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 13kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.9g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 19mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.4mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 10mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 19mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 6mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 111mg 43mg Mexican tea
Zinc 0.61mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.023mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 0IU 57IU Mexican tea
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 3.6mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.028mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 5µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Winter melon
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine 0.009mg mg Winter melon
Methionine 0.003mg mg Winter melon
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon 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
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 food.
Protein
2%
Winter melon
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Winter melon
2%
Mexican tea

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 ()

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. 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.