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Brunost vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Brunost and Fireweed?

  • Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, yet Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 290% higher.
  • Brunost has 10 times more Vitamin B2 than Fireweed. Brunost has 1.382mg of Vitamin B2, while Fireweed has 0.137mg.

We used Cheese, gjetost and Fireweed, leaves, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +185.2%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +122.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +300%
Equal in Calcium - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +185.2%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +122.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +300%
Equal in Calcium - 429

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +908.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +223.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +474.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.2%
Contains more Folate +2140%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 0% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 4% 303% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +908.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +223.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +474.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.2%
Contains more Folate +2140%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brunost Fireweed
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brunost Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 42.65g 8.62g Brunost
Protein 9.65g 4.71g Brunost
Fats 29.51g 2.75g Brunost
Carbs 42.65g 19.22g Brunost
Calories 466kcal 103kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 400mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 0.52mg 2.4mg Fireweed
Magnesium 70mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 444mg 108mg Brunost
Potassium 1409mg 494mg Brunost
Sodium 600mg 34mg Fireweed
Zinc 1.14mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.08mg 0.32mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 1113IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 0IU Fireweed
Vitamin D µg 0µg Fireweed
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.315mg 0.033mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382mg 0.137mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 3.351mg 1.356mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 5µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 2.42µg 0µg Brunost
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.135mg mg Brunost
Threonine 0.393mg mg Brunost
Isoleucine 0.519mg mg Brunost
Leucine 0.992mg mg Brunost
Lysine 0.814mg mg Brunost
Methionine 0.318mg mg Brunost
Phenylalanine 0.54mg mg Brunost
Valine 0.765mg mg Brunost
Histidine 0.293mg mg Brunost
Cholesterol 94mg 0mg Fireweed
Trans Fat g 0g Brunost
Saturated Fat 19.16g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879g g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938g g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brunost Fireweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
87
Brunost
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
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 food.
Protein
58%
Brunost
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
19%
Fireweed
Fats
136%
Brunost
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 566mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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

  1. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/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.