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Arugula vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.086g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 2.05g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arugula
Arugula contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arugula Fireweed
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Arugula Fireweed
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
57
Arugula
39
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
22
Arugula
58
Fireweed

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 -20.6%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.9%
Contains more Magnesium +231.9%
Contains more Copper +321.1%
Contains more Zinc +466%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -20.6%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.9%
Contains more Magnesium +231.9%
Contains more Copper +321.1%
Contains more Zinc +466%
Contains more Phosphorus +107.7%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +765.8%

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 the food
Protein
15%
Arugula
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
4%
Arugula
19%
Fireweed
Fats
3%
Arugula
13%
Fireweed

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Arugula Fireweed Opinion
Calories 25 103 Fireweed
Protein 2.58 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.66 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 15 2.2 Arugula
Carbs 3.65 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.46 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 160 429 Fireweed
Potassium 369 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 47 156 Fireweed
Sugars 2.05 Arugula
Fiber 1.6 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.076 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.47 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 52 108 Fireweed
Sodium 27 34 Arugula
Vitamin A 2373 3598 Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.43 Arugula
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.033 Arugula
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.305 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.437 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.073 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 108.6 Arugula
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.086 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.049 Arugula
Polyunsaturated fat 0.319 Arugula
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.