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Fireweed vs Port Salut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Port Salut different?

  • Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3, however Port Salut is richer in Vitamin B12, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 291% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 78 times more Vitamin B3 than Port Salut. While Fireweed contains 4.674mg of Vitamin B3, Port Salut contains only 0.06mg.

Fireweed, leaves, raw and Cheese, port de salut 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 Iron +458.1%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Copper +1354.5%
Contains more Calcium +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 195% 17% 18% 155% 12% 70% 71% 8%
Contains more Iron +458.1%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Potassium +263.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Copper +1354.5%
Contains more Calcium +51.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +233.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.6

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 +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%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.2%
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 66% 5% 15% 0% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 14% 188% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.2%
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 Port Salut
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 Fireweed Port Salut Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 0.57g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 23.78g Port Salut
Fats 2.75g 28.2g Port Salut
Carbs 19.22g 0.57g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 352kcal Port Salut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.57g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 0g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 650mg Port Salut
Iron 2.4mg 0.43mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 24mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 360mg Port Salut
Potassium 494mg 136mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 534mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 2.6mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.022mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 1092IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg 0.24mg Port Salut
Vitamin D 0IU 21IU Port Salut
Vitamin D 0µg 0.5µg Port Salut
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.014mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.24mg Port Salut
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 0.06mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.21mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.053mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 18µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 1.5µg Port Salut
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Port Salut
Tryptophan mg 0.343mg Port Salut
Threonine mg 0.876mg Port Salut
Isoleucine mg 1.446mg Port Salut
Leucine mg 2.482mg Port Salut
Lysine mg 1.987mg Port Salut
Methionine mg 0.734mg Port Salut
Phenylalanine mg 1.323mg Port Salut
Valine mg 1.707mg Port Salut
Histidine mg 0.686mg Port Salut
Cholesterol 0mg 123mg Fireweed
Trans Fat 0g g Port Salut
Saturated Fat g 16.691g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 9.338g Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.729g Port Salut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Port Salut
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
31
Port Salut
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
68
Port Salut

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
143%
Port Salut
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
1%
Port Salut
Fats
13%
Fireweed
130%
Port Salut

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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Port Salut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170849/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.