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Fireweed vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.

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 Spinach
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Spinach
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
220
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
58
Fireweed
30
Spinach

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 Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +401.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.4%
Contains less Sodium -57%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +401.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.4%
Contains less Sodium -57%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +13%

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 B3 +545.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +545.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%

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
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
4%
Spinach
Fats
13%
Fireweed
2%
Spinach

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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 Spinach Opinion
Calories 103 23 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 2.86 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.39 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 28.1 Spinach
Carbs 19.22 3.63 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 2.71 Spinach
Calcium 429 99 Fireweed
Potassium 494 558 Spinach
Magnesium 156 79 Fireweed
Sugars 0.42 Spinach
Fiber 10.6 2.2 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.13 Fireweed
Zinc 2.66 0.53 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 49 Fireweed
Sodium 34 79 Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598 9377 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.078 Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.189 Spinach
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.724 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.065 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.195 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 Spinach
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.063 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 Spinach
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165 Spinach
Tryptophan 0.039 Spinach
Threonine 0.122 Spinach
Isoleucine 0.147 Spinach
Leucine 0.223 Spinach
Lysine 0.174 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.129 Spinach
Valine 0.161 Spinach
Histidine 0.064 Spinach
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.