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Port Salut vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Port Salut and Fireweed different?

  • Port Salut is higher in Phosphorus, and Selenium, however Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 291% higher.
  • Port Salut contains 16 times more Selenium than Fireweed. While Port Salut contains 14.5µg of Selenium, Fireweed contains only 0.9µg.

Cheese, port de salut 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Iron +458.1%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Copper +1354.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.66
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 195% 17% 18% 155% 12% 70% 71% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Calcium +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Contains more Iron +458.1%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Copper +1354.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.66

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7690%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1092.5%
Contains more Folate +522.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 66% 5% 15% 0% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 14% 188% 6%
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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7690%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +545.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1092.5%
Contains more Folate +522.2%

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.
Port Salut Fireweed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Port Salut Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 8.62g Fireweed
Protein 23.78g 4.71g Port Salut
Fats 28.2g 2.75g Port Salut
Carbs 0.57g 19.22g Fireweed
Calories 352kcal 103kcal Port Salut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.57g g Fireweed
Fiber 0g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 650mg 429mg Port Salut
Iron 0.43mg 2.4mg Fireweed
Magnesium 24mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 360mg 108mg Port Salut
Potassium 136mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 534mg 34mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.6mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.022mg 0.32mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 1092IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.24mg mg Port Salut
Vitamin D 21IU 0IU Port Salut
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0µg Port Salut
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.033mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.137mg Port Salut
Vitamin B3 0.06mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 18µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 0µg Port Salut
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Port Salut
Tryptophan 0.343mg mg Port Salut
Threonine 0.876mg mg Port Salut
Isoleucine 1.446mg mg Port Salut
Leucine 2.482mg mg Port Salut
Lysine 1.987mg mg Port Salut
Methionine 0.734mg mg Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.323mg mg Port Salut
Valine 1.707mg mg Port Salut
Histidine 0.686mg mg Port Salut
Cholesterol 123mg 0mg Fireweed
Trans Fat g 0g Port Salut
Saturated Fat 16.691g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 9.338g g Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.729g g Port Salut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Port Salut 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
31
Port Salut
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
68
Port Salut
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
143%
Port Salut
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
1%
Port Salut
19%
Fireweed
Fats
130%
Port Salut
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 500mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 123mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.691g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Port Salut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170849/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.