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Fireweed vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Fireweed and Barley

  • Barley contains less Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamin B5, Folate, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc than Fireweed.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 280% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Fireweed, leaves, raw and Barley, pearled, cooked.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +3800%
Contains more Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +609.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +431.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.4%
Contains more Copper +204.8%
Contains more Manganese +2488.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Contains more Selenium +855.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 50% 16% 24% 9% 1% 23% 35% 34% 47%
Contains more Calcium +3800%
Contains more Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +609.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +431.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.4%
Contains more Copper +204.8%
Contains more Manganese +2488.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Contains more Selenium +855.6%

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.
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +51300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +904.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +449.6%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.5%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 21% 15% 39% 9% 27% 12% 0% 8% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +51300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +904.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +449.6%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +151.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +108.4%
Contains more Fats +525%
Contains more Other +807.1%
Contains more Carbs +46.8%
Equal in Water - 68.8
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
2% 28% 69%
Protein: 2.26 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 28.22 g
Water: 68.8 g
Other: 0.28 g
Contains more Protein +108.4%
Contains more Fats +525%
Contains more Other +807.1%
Contains more Carbs +46.8%
Equal in Water - 68.8

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fireweed Barley
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 Fireweed Barley Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 24.42g Barley
Protein 4.71g 2.26g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.44g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 28.22g Barley
Calories 103kcal 123kcal Barley
Sugar 0.28g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 3.8g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 11mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 1.33mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 22mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 54mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 93mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 3mg Barley
Zinc 2.66mg 0.82mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.105mg Fireweed
Manganese 6.704mg 0.259mg Fireweed
Selenium 0.9µg 8.6µg Barley
Vitamin A 3598IU 7IU Fireweed
Vitamin A RAE 180µg 0µg Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.01mg Barley
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.083mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.062mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 2.063mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.135mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.115mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 16µg Fireweed
Choline 13.4mg Barley
Vitamin K 0.8µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.038mg Barley
Threonine 0.077mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.083mg Barley
Leucine 0.154mg Barley
Lysine 0.084mg Barley
Methionine 0.043mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.127mg Barley
Valine 0.111mg Barley
Histidine 0.051mg Barley
Saturated Fat 0.093g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.057g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.214g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Barley
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
51%
Fireweed
10%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
148%
Fireweed
24%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170285/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.