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Lettuce vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
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 - 0.02g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.78g)
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?
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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.
Lettuce Fireweed
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
Lettuce 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
85
Lettuce
39
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
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 -17.6%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%

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 +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%

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
8%
Lettuce
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
19%
Fireweed
Fats
1%
Lettuce
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 Lettuce Fireweed Opinion
Calories 15 103 Fireweed
Protein 1.36 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.15 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 9.2 2.2 Lettuce
Carbs 2.87 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 36 429 Fireweed
Potassium 194 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 13 156 Fireweed
Sugars 0.78 Lettuce
Fiber 1.3 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.029 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.18 2.66 Fireweed
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 29 108 Fireweed
Sodium 28 34 Lettuce
Vitamin A 7405 3598 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.033 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.375 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.134 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 Lettuce
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.