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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" chart 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
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%

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 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 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
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 +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

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.
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
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g g 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
Vitamin A 200IU 57IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Zucchini
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg mg Zucchini
Threonine 0.029mg mg Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044mg mg Zucchini
Leucine 0.071mg mg Zucchini
Lysine 0.067mg mg Zucchini
Methionine 0.018mg mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Zucchini
Valine 0.054mg mg Zucchini
Histidine 0.026mg mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g g Zucchini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g g Zucchini

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Zucchini 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
16
Zucchini
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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
7%
Zucchini
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
1%
Zucchini
2%
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

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. 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.