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Cumin vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cumin and Fireweed different?

  • Cumin is higher in Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Zinc, however Fireweed is richer in Manganese, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cumin is 800% higher.
  • Cumin contains 19 times more Vitamin B1 than Fireweed. While Cumin contains 0.628mg of Vitamin B1, Fireweed contains only 0.033mg.

Spices, cumin seed 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
Cumin
7
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Contains more Calcium +117%
Contains more Iron +2665%
Contains more Magnesium +134.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362%
Contains more Potassium +261.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +170.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Calcium +117%
Contains more Iron +2665%
Contains more Magnesium +134.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +362%
Contains more Potassium +261.9%
Contains more Zinc +80.5%
Contains more Copper +170.9%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%

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
Cumin
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1803%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.3%
Contains more Folate +1020%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.674
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
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 C +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1803%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.3%
Contains more Folate +1020%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.674

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 8.62g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 4.71g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 2.75g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 19.22g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 103kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Fireweed
Fiber 10.5g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 931mg 429mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 2.4mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 156mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 108mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 494mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 34mg Fireweed
Zinc 4.8mg 2.66mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.32mg Cumin
Vitamin A 1270IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 2.2mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.033mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.137mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 10µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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
51
Cumin
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
19%
Fireweed
Fats
103%
Cumin
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 134mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.535g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.