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Chard vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chard and Fireweed

  • Chard has more Vitamin C, however Fireweed has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin B5, Zinc and Magnesium.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 276% more.
  • Chard has 14 times more Vitamin C than Fireweed. Chard has 30mg of Vitamin C, while Fireweed has 2.2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chard, swiss, raw and Fireweed, leaves, raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Chard
0
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Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +741.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.6%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +638.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 16% 34% 58% 60% 10% 20% 28%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +741.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.3%
Contains more Magnesium +92.6%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Zinc +638.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -84%

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
Chard
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +70%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1068.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +688.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +538.4%
Contains more Folate +700%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 100% 367% 38% 0% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 0% 2075% 11%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 216% 0% 0% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 0% 0% 85%
Contains more Vitamin C +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +70%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1068.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +688.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +538.4%
Contains more Folate +700%

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
222
Chard
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
36
Chard
75
Fireweed

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
11%
Chard
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
4%
Chard
19%
Fireweed
Fats
1%
Chard
13%
Fireweed

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.
Chard Fireweed
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price 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
Chard Fireweed
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 1.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 179mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
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 is cheaper?
Chard
Chard is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Chard Fireweed Opinion
Calories 19 103 Fireweed
Protein 1.8 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.2 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 30 2.2 Chard
Carbs 3.74 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.8 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 51 429 Fireweed
Potassium 379 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 81 156 Fireweed
Sugars 1.1 Fireweed
Fiber 1.6 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.179 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.36 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 46 108 Fireweed
Sodium 213 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 6116 3598 Chard
Vitamin E 1.89 Chard
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.033 Chard
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.4 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.172 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.099 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 830 Chard
Folate 14 112 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.03 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04 Chard
Polyunsaturated fat 0.07 Chard
Tryptophan 0.017 Chard
Threonine 0.083 Chard
Isoleucine 0.147 Chard
Leucine 0.13 Chard
Lysine 0.099 Chard
Methionine 0.019 Chard
Phenylalanine 0.11 Chard
Valine 0.11 Chard
Histidine 0.036 Chard
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169991/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.