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Fireweed vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Basil different?

  • Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Zinc, and Folate, however Basil is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 242% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 7 times more Fiber than Basil. While Fireweed contains 10.6g of Fiber, Basil contains only 1.6g.

Fireweed, leaves, raw and Basil, fresh 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
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Basil
Contains more Calcium +142.4%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +228.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 54% 27% 46% 129% 23% 24% 1%
Contains more Calcium +142.4%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Zinc +228.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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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Basil
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +548.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Folate +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.034
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 317% 16% 0% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 0% 1037% 51%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +548.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Folate +64.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +46.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.034

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
55
Fireweed
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
52
Basil

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
28%
Fireweed
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
3%
Basil
Fats
13%
Fireweed
3%
Basil

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.
Fireweed Basil
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

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Fireweed Basil
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 is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Basil
Basil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Basil Opinion
Calories 103 23 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 3.15 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.64 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 18 Basil
Carbs 19.22 2.65 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 3.17 Basil
Calcium 429 177 Fireweed
Potassium 494 295 Fireweed
Magnesium 156 64 Fireweed
Sugar 0.3 Fireweed
Fiber 10.6 1.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.385 Basil
Zinc 2.66 0.81 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 56 Fireweed
Sodium 34 4 Basil
Vitamin A 3598 5275 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.034 Basil
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.076 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.902 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.209 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.155 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folate 112 68 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 Basil
Tryptophan 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.104 Basil
Isoleucine 0.104 Basil
Leucine 0.191 Basil
Lysine 0.11 Basil
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.127 Basil
Histidine 0.051 Basil
Fructose 0.02 Basil

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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.