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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 Iron +248.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 6% 72% 15% 60% 7% 24% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 83% 56% 87% 64% 30% 37% 6%
Contains more Potassium +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.1%
Contains more Iron +248.1%
Contains more Calcium +1517.6%
Contains more Magnesium +476.2%
Contains more Zinc +358.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 9% 7% 0% 28% 8% 11% 19% 68% 0% 6% 18%
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 +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +142.1%
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 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 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

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Yam 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yam Mexican tea Opinion
Calories 118 32 Yam
Protein 1.53 0.33 Yam
Fats 0.17 0.52 Mexican tea
Vitamin C 17.1 3.6 Yam
Net carbs 23.780000686645508 3.640000104904175 Yam
Carbs 27.88 7.44 Yam
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.54 1.88 Mexican tea
Calcium 17 275 Mexican tea
Potassium 816 633 Yam
Magnesium 21 121 Mexican tea
Sugar 0.5 Mexican tea
Fiber 4.1 3.8 Yam
Copper 0.178 0.19 Mexican tea
Zinc 0.24 1.1 Mexican tea
Starch
Phosphorus 55 86 Mexican tea
Sodium 9 43 Yam
Vitamin A 138 57 Yam
Vitamin E 0.35 Yam
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.112 0.028 Yam
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.348 Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.552 0.639 Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.314 0.179 Yam
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.152 Yam
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.3 Yam
Folate 23 215 Mexican tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Yam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 Yam
Tryptophan 0.012 Yam
Threonine 0.054 Yam
Isoleucine 0.052 Yam
Leucine 0.096 Yam
Lysine 0.059 Yam
Methionine 0.021 Yam
Phenylalanine 0.071 Yam
Valine 0.062 Yam
Histidine 0.034 Yam
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 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.