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Basil vs. Fireweed — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Basil and Fireweed different?

  • Basil is higher in Vitamin C, however, Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 242% higher.
  • Basil contains 8 times more Vitamin C than Fireweed. While Basil contains 18mg of Vitamin C, Fireweed contains only 2.2mg.

Basil, fresh and Fireweed, leaves, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Basil
3
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Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +142.4%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +228.4%
Contains more Manganese +484%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +142.4%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +228.4%
Contains more Manganese +484%
Contains more Selenium +200%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Basil
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +548.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Folate +64.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 7% 1037%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +548.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Folate +64.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Basil
1
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Contains more Water +30.1%
Contains more Protein +49.5%
Contains more Fats +329.7%
Contains more Carbs +625.3%
Contains more Other +69.3%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
5% 3% 19% 71% 3%
Protein: 4.71 g
Fats: 2.75 g
Carbs: 19.22 g
Water: 70.78 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Water +30.1%
Contains more Protein +49.5%
Contains more Fats +329.7%
Contains more Carbs +625.3%
Contains more Other +69.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Basil Fireweed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 8.62g Fireweed
Protein 3.15g 4.71g Fireweed
Fats 0.64g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 2.65g 19.22g Fireweed
Calories 23kcal 103kcal Fireweed
Fructose 0.02g Basil
Sugar 0.3g Fireweed
Fiber 1.6g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 177mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 3.17mg 2.4mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 56mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 295mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 4mg 34mg Basil
Zinc 0.81mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.385mg 0.32mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 6.704mg Fireweed
Selenium 0.3µg 0.9µg Fireweed
Vitamin A 5275IU 3598IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 180µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 2.2mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.033mg Basil
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.137mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 68µg 112µg Fireweed
Choline 11.4mg Basil
Vitamin K 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg Basil
Threonine 0.104mg Basil
Isoleucine 0.104mg Basil
Leucine 0.191mg Basil
Lysine 0.11mg Basil
Methionine 0.036mg Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13mg Basil
Valine 0.127mg Basil
Histidine 0.051mg Basil
Saturated Fat 0.041g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Fireweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Basil
51%
Fireweed
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
148%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.