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Zucchini vs. Mexican tea — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Zucchini and Mexican tea

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin C, while Mexican tea has more Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Mexican tea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 127% higher.
  • Mexican tea contains 5 times less Vitamin C than Zucchini. Zucchini contains 17.9mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea contains 3.6mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -81.4%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +243.8%
Contains more Copper +258.5%
Contains more Manganese +1650.3%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18% 24% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64% 405% 5%
Contains less Sodium -81.4%
Contains more Calcium +1618.8%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Magnesium +572.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +243.8%
Contains more Copper +258.5%
Contains more Manganese +1650.3%
Contains more Selenium +350%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +397.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +270.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.7%
Contains more Folate +795.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 6% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 12% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 162% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +397.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +270.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.7%
Contains more Folate +795.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.152

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +266.7%
Contains more Fats +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +139.2%
Contains more Other +338.6%
Equal in Water - 89.21
3% 95%
Protein: 1.21 g
Fats: 0.32 g
Carbs: 3.11 g
Water: 94.79 g
Other: 0.57 g
7% 89% 3%
Protein: 0.33 g
Fats: 0.52 g
Carbs: 7.44 g
Water: 89.21 g
Other: 2.5 g
Contains more Protein +266.7%
Contains more Fats +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +139.2%
Contains more Other +338.6%
Equal in Water - 89.21

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Zucchini 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 Zucchini Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 3.64g Mexican tea
Protein 1.21g 0.33g Zucchini
Fats 0.32g 0.52g Mexican tea
Carbs 3.11g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 17kcal 32kcal Mexican tea
Fructose 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g Mexican tea
Fiber 1g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 16mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.37mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 18mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 38mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 261mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 8mg 43mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.053mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Manganese 0.177mg 3.098mg Mexican tea
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 200IU 57IU Zucchini
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 3µg Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg Zucchini
Vitamin C 17.9mg 3.6mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.028mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.639mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.179mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.152mg Zucchini
Folate 24µg 215µg Mexican tea
Choline 9.5mg Zucchini
Vitamin K 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg Zucchini
Saturated Fat 0.084g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g Zucchini
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.03g Zucchini
Omega-3 - ALA 0.061g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Zucchini
25%
Mexican tea
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Zucchini
84%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Zucchini
Zucchini is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.