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Fireweed vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Leek
Leek contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
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 - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 3.9g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Fireweed Leek
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars 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
Fireweed Leek
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
39
Fireweed
34
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
58
Fireweed
15
Leek

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
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Leek
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +174.4%
Contains more Magnesium +457.1%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +2116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +174.4%
Contains more Magnesium +457.1%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +2116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.6%
Contains less Sodium -41.2%

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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4
Leek
Contains more Vitamin A +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1068.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +868.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1068.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +868.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%

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
28%
Fireweed
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
14%
Leek
Fats
13%
Fireweed
1%
Leek

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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 Fireweed Leek Opinion
Calories 103 61 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 1.5 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.3 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 12 Leek
Carbs 19.22 14.15 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 2.1 Fireweed
Calcium 429 59 Fireweed
Potassium 494 180 Fireweed
Magnesium 156 28 Fireweed
Sugars 3.9 Leek
Fiber 10.6 1.8 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.12 Fireweed
Zinc 2.66 0.12 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 35 Fireweed
Sodium 34 20 Leek
Vitamin A 3598 1667 Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.06 Leek
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.03 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.4 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.14 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.233 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 Leek
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 Leek
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166 Leek
Tryptophan 0.012 Leek
Threonine 0.063 Leek
Isoleucine 0.052 Leek
Leucine 0.096 Leek
Lysine 0.078 Leek
Methionine 0.018 Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055 Leek
Valine 0.056 Leek
Histidine 0.025 Leek
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.