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Fireweed vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fireweed and Brunost?

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Folate, yet Brunost is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 290% higher.
  • Fireweed has 22 times more Folate than Brunost. Fireweed has 112µg of Folate, while Brunost has 5µg.

We used Fireweed, leaves, raw and Cheese, gjetost 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 Iron +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +122.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +185.2%
Equal in Calcium - 400
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +122.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +185.2%
Equal in Calcium - 400

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 A +223.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +474.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.2%
Contains more Folate +2140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +908.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +908.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Brunost
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
55
Fireweed
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
80
Brunost

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
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
43%
Brunost
Fats
13%
Fireweed
136%
Brunost

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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/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.