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Fireweed vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fireweed and Scallion?

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, yet Scallion is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 285% higher.
  • Fireweed has 18 times more Vitamin B5 than Scallion. Fireweed has 1.356mg of Vitamin B5, while Scallion has 0.075mg.

We used Fireweed, leaves, raw and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw types in this comparison.

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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 +495.8%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Magnesium +680%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.9%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains more Zinc +582.1%
Contains more Copper +285.5%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +495.8%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Magnesium +680%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.9%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains more Zinc +582.1%
Contains more Copper +285.5%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%

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 +260.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +790.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1708%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +936.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
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 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin A +260.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +790.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1708%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +936.1%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin C +754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%

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 Scallion
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 Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 4.74g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 1.83g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.19g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 7.34g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 32kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.33g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 2.6g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 72mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 1.48mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 20mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 37mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 276mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 16mg Scallion
Zinc 2.66mg 0.39mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.083mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 997IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 18.8mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.055mg Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.08mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 0.525mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.075mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.061mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 64µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 207µg Scallion
Tryptophan mg 0.02mg Scallion
Threonine mg 0.072mg Scallion
Isoleucine mg 0.077mg Scallion
Leucine mg 0.109mg Scallion
Lysine mg 0.091mg Scallion
Methionine mg 0.02mg Scallion
Phenylalanine mg 0.059mg Scallion
Valine mg 0.081mg Scallion
Histidine mg 0.032mg Scallion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.032g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.027g Scallion
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.074g Scallion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Scallion
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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
21
Scallion

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
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
7%
Scallion
Fats
13%
Fireweed
1%
Scallion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.