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Yam vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Yam and Mexican tea

  • Yam has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however Mexican tea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Mexican tea covers your daily Manganese needs 117% more than Yam.
  • Mexican tea contains 5 times less Vitamin C than Yam. Yam contains 17.1mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea contains 3.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Yam, 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 Potassium +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Iron +248.1%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.19
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 21% 15% 24% 72% 2% 7% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Iron +248.1%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.19

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
Yam
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Contains more Vitamin A +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +834.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 7% 0% 57% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 18% 0% 6%
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 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Folate +834.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 23.78g 3.64g Yam
Protein 1.53g 0.33g Yam
Fats 0.17g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 27.88g 7.44g Yam
Calories 118kcal 32kcal Yam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.5g g Mexican tea
Fiber 4.1g 3.8g Yam
Calcium 17mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.54mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 21mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 55mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 816mg 633mg Yam
Sodium 9mg 43mg Yam
Zinc 0.24mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.178mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 138IU 57IU Yam
Vitamin E 0.35mg mg Yam
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.1mg 3.6mg Yam
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.028mg Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.552mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.314mg 0.179mg Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.152mg Yam
Folate 23µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.3µg µg Yam
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Yam
Threonine 0.054mg mg Yam
Isoleucine 0.052mg mg Yam
Leucine 0.096mg mg Yam
Lysine 0.059mg mg Yam
Methionine 0.021mg mg Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071mg mg Yam
Valine 0.062mg mg Yam
Histidine 0.034mg mg Yam
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g g Yam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g g Yam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Yam Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
19
Yam
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
25
Yam
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
9%
Yam
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
28%
Yam
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Yam
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Yam
Yam contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yam
Yam is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yam
Yam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.037g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
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)

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. Yam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170071/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.