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Fireweed vs Watercress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Watercress
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Watercress
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
119
Watercress
Mineral Summary Score
58
Fireweed
15
Watercress

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 Iron +1100%
Contains more Calcium +257.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +642.9%
Contains more Copper +315.6%
Contains more Zinc +2318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%
Contains more Iron +1100%
Contains more Calcium +257.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +642.9%
Contains more Copper +315.6%
Contains more Zinc +2318.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%

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 A +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2237%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2237%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%

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
14%
Watercress
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
1%
Watercress
Fats
13%
Fireweed
0%
Watercress

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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 Watercress Opinion
Calories 103 11 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 2.3 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.1 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 43 Watercress
Carbs 19.22 1.29 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 0.2 Fireweed
Calcium 429 120 Fireweed
Potassium 494 330 Fireweed
Magnesium 156 21 Fireweed
Sugars 0.2 Watercress
Fiber 10.6 0.5 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.077 Fireweed
Zinc 2.66 0.11 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 60 Fireweed
Sodium 34 41 Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598 3191 Fireweed
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.09 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.12 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.2 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.31 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.129 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 Watercress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 Watercress
Tryptophan 0.03 Watercress
Threonine 0.133 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.093 Watercress
Leucine 0.166 Watercress
Lysine 0.134 Watercress
Methionine 0.02 Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.114 Watercress
Valine 0.137 Watercress
Histidine 0.04 Watercress
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.