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Watercress vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $3)
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 - 0.027g)
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 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.
Watercress Fireweed
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium 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
Watercress 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
119
Watercress
39
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
15
Watercress
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 +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 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%
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%

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
14%
Watercress
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
19%
Fireweed
Fats
0%
Watercress
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 Watercress Fireweed Opinion
Calories 11 103 Fireweed
Protein 2.3 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.1 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 43 2.2 Watercress
Carbs 1.29 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.2 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 120 429 Fireweed
Potassium 330 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 21 156 Fireweed
Sugars 0.2 Watercress
Fiber 0.5 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.077 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.11 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 60 108 Fireweed
Sodium 41 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 3191 3598 Fireweed
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.033 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.2 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.31 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.632 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.