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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 Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Equal in Sodium - 31
Equal in Copper - 0.329
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Equal in Sodium - 31
Equal in Copper - 0.329

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

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Peppermint Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 6.89g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 3.75g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.94g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 14.89g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 70kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 10.6g 8g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 243mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 5.08mg Peppermint
Magnesium 156mg 80mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 73mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 569mg Peppermint
Sodium 34mg 31mg Peppermint
Zinc 2.66mg 1.11mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.329mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 3598IU 4248IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 31.8mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.082mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.266mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 1.706mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.338mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.129mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 114µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.058mg Peppermint
Threonine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Isoleucine mg 0.154mg Peppermint
Leucine mg 0.281mg Peppermint
Lysine mg 0.161mg Peppermint
Methionine mg 0.053mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine mg 0.191mg Peppermint
Valine mg 0.187mg Peppermint
Histidine mg 0.075mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.246g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.033g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.508g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Peppermint
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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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.