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Fireweed vs. Corn grain — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Corn grain different?

  • Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Calcium, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Magnesium, however, Corn grain is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 270% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 61 times more Calcium than Corn grain. While Fireweed contains 429mg of Calcium, Corn grain contains only 7mg.

Fireweed, leaves, raw and Corn grain, yellow 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +6028.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.8%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains more Manganese +1282.3%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Selenium +1622.2%
Equal in Sodium - 35
Equal in Copper - 0.314
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 3% 102% 91% 90% 26% 5% 61% 105% 64% 85%
Contains more Calcium +6028.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.8%
Contains more Potassium +72.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.4%
Contains more Manganese +1282.3%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Selenium +1622.2%
Equal in Sodium - 35
Equal in Copper - 0.314

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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Contains more Vitamin A +1581.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.8%
Contains more Folate +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.622
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 13% 10% 0% 0% 97% 47% 69% 26% 144% 15% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1581.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.8%
Contains more Folate +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.622

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +582.5%
Contains more Other +109.9%
Contains more Protein +100%
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Carbs +286.4%
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
9% 5% 74% 10%
Protein: 9.42 g
Fats: 4.74 g
Carbs: 74.26 g
Water: 10.37 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Water +582.5%
Contains more Other +109.9%
Contains more Protein +100%
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Carbs +286.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fireweed Corn grain
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Corn grain Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 66.96g Corn grain
Protein 4.71g 9.42g Corn grain
Fats 2.75g 4.74g Corn grain
Carbs 19.22g 74.26g Corn grain
Calories 103kcal 365kcal Corn grain
Sugar 0.64g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 7.3g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 7mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 2.71mg Corn grain
Magnesium 156mg 127mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 210mg Corn grain
Potassium 494mg 287mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 35mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 2.21mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.314mg Fireweed
Manganese 6.704mg 0.485mg Fireweed
Selenium 0.9µg 15.5µg Corn grain
Vitamin A 3598IU 214IU Fireweed
Vitamin A RAE 180µg 11µg Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.49mg Corn grain
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.385mg Corn grain
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.201mg Corn grain
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 3.627mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.424mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.622mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 19µg Fireweed
Vitamin K 0.3µg Corn grain
Tryptophan 0.067mg Corn grain
Threonine 0.354mg Corn grain
Isoleucine 0.337mg Corn grain
Leucine 1.155mg Corn grain
Lysine 0.265mg Corn grain
Methionine 0.197mg Corn grain
Phenylalanine 0.463mg Corn grain
Valine 0.477mg Corn grain
Histidine 0.287mg Corn grain
Saturated Fat 0.667g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 1.251g Corn grain
Polyunsaturated fat 2.163g Corn grain

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Corn grain
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
32%
Corn grain
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
148%
Fireweed
63%
Corn grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.667g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Corn grain
Corn grain is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Corn grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170288/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.