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Fireweed vs Lettuce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Lettuce different?

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, while Lettuce is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Fireweed covers your daily need of Manganese 281% more than Lettuce.
  • Fireweed contains 15 times more Zinc than Lettuce. Fireweed contains 2.66mg of Zinc, while Lettuce contains 0.18mg.

Fireweed, leaves, raw and Lettuce, green leaf, raw types were 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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Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%

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 B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
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 31% 445% 5% 0% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 0% 316% 29%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%

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
75
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
13
Lettuce

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
8%
Lettuce
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
3%
Lettuce
Fats
13%
Fireweed
1%
Lettuce

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 Lettuce
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fireweed Lettuce
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 contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
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 Lettuce Opinion
Calories 103 15 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 1.36 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.15 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 9.2 Lettuce
Carbs 19.22 2.87 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 0.86 Fireweed
Calcium 429 36 Fireweed
Potassium 494 194 Fireweed
Magnesium 156 13 Fireweed
Sugar 0.78 Fireweed
Fiber 10.6 1.3 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.029 Fireweed
Zinc 2.66 0.18 Fireweed
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 108 29 Fireweed
Sodium 34 28 Lettuce
Vitamin A 3598 7405 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.07 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.08 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.375 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.134 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.09 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 Lettuce
Folate 112 38 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 Lettuce
Fructose 0.43 Lettuce

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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.