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Spinach vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
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 - 0.063g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.42g)
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 is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Spinach Fireweed
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spinach 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
220
Spinach
39
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
30
Spinach
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 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%
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%

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 +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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +545.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.1%

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
17%
Spinach
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
4%
Spinach
19%
Fireweed
Fats
2%
Spinach
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 Spinach Fireweed Opinion
Calories 23 103 Fireweed
Protein 2.86 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.39 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 28.1 2.2 Spinach
Carbs 3.63 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.71 2.4 Spinach
Calcium 99 429 Fireweed
Potassium 558 494 Spinach
Magnesium 79 156 Fireweed
Sugars 0.42 Spinach
Fiber 2.2 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.13 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.53 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 49 108 Fireweed
Sodium 79 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 9377 3598 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.033 Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.189 0.137 Spinach
Vitamin B3 0.724 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.065 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.195 0.632 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.