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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
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Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Calcium +495.8%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains more Magnesium +680%
Contains more Copper +285.5%
Contains more Zinc +582.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.9%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Contains more Iron +62.2%
Contains more Calcium +495.8%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains more Magnesium +680%
Contains more Copper +285.5%
Contains more Zinc +582.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +191.9%
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 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 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
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 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 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

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Fireweed Scallion
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.