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Fireweed vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fireweed and Sardine

  • Fireweed has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Folate, however Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Fiber, and Vitamin D.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 373% more than Fireweed.
  • Fireweed has 62 times more Manganese than Sardine. While Fireweed has 6.704mg of Manganese, Sardine has only 0.108mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fireweed, leaves, raw and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone.

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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 Calcium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +103.1%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +353.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Calcium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +103.1%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +353.7%

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 +3231.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Folate +1020%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
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 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3231.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Folate +1020%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
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 Sardine
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 Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 0g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 2.75g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 19.22g 0g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 0g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 382mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 156mg 39mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 494mg 397mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 307mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 1.31mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.186mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 108IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 0IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 0µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.642mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.167mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 10µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 0mg 142mg Fireweed
Trans Fat 0g g Sardine
Saturated Fat g 1.528g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fireweed Sardine
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
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
79
Sardine

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
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
0%
Sardine
Fats
13%
Fireweed
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 273mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.528g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $4)
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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.