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Fireweed vs Peppermint - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fireweed and Peppermint different?

  • Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Zinc, and Fiber, however Peppermint is richer in Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 240% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Peppermint. While Fireweed contains 0.632mg of Vitamin B6, Peppermint contains only 0.129mg.

Fireweed, leaves, raw and Peppermint, fresh are the varieties 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 +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.329
Equal in Sodium - 31
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.329
Equal in Sodium - 31

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 B3 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Equal in Folate - 114
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 106% 255% 0% 0% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 0% 0% 86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Equal in Folate - 114

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
51
Peppermint
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
68
Peppermint

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
23%
Peppermint
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
15%
Peppermint
Fats
13%
Fireweed
4%
Peppermint

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

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Fireweed Peppermint
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?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.246g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Peppermint Opinion
Calories 103 70 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 3.75 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.94 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 31.8 Peppermint
Carbs 19.22 14.89 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 5.08 Peppermint
Calcium 429 243 Fireweed
Potassium 494 569 Peppermint
Magnesium 156 80 Fireweed
Sugar
Fiber 10.6 8 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.329 Peppermint
Zinc 2.66 1.11 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 73 Fireweed
Sodium 34 31 Peppermint
Vitamin A 3598 4248 Peppermint
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.082 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.266 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 4.674 1.706 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.338 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.129 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 112 114 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 Peppermint
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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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.