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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
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 A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
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 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
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 A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 1.57g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 1.36g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.15g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 2.87g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 15kcal Fireweed
Starch g 0g Lettuce
Fructose g 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar g 0.78g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 1.3g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 36mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 0.86mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 13mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 29mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 194mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 28mg Lettuce
Zinc 2.66mg 0.18mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.029mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 7405IU Lettuce
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Lettuce
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 9.2mg Lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.07mg Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.08mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 0.375mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.134mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.09mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 38µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 126.3µg Lettuce
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Lettuce
Threonine mg 0.059mg Lettuce
Isoleucine mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Leucine mg 0.079mg Lettuce
Lysine mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Methionine mg 0.016mg Lettuce
Phenylalanine mg 0.055mg Lettuce
Valine mg 0.07mg Lettuce
Histidine mg 0.022mg Lettuce
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.02g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.006g Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.082g Lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Lettuce
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
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

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.

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.