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Fireweed vs Garden rhubarb - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fireweed and Garden rhubarb

  • Garden rhubarb has less Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B3, Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 283% more.
  • Fireweed has 26 times more Vitamin B6 than Garden rhubarb. Fireweed has 0.632mg of Vitamin B6, while Garden rhubarb has 0.024mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fireweed, leaves, raw and Rhubarb, raw.

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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 +398.8%
Contains more Iron +990.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +671.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.5%
Contains more Zinc +2560%
Contains more Copper +1423.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 9% 9% 6% 26% 1% 3% 7%
Contains more Calcium +398.8%
Contains more Iron +990.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +671.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.5%
Contains more Zinc +2560%
Contains more Copper +1423.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%

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 +3427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1458%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.6%
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 7% 6% 0% 27% 5% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 0% 74%
Contains more Vitamin A +3427.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1458%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2533.3%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.6%

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 Garden rhubarb
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Garden rhubarb Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 2.74g Fireweed
Protein 4.71g 0.9g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0.2g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 4.54g Fireweed
Calories 103kcal 21kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.1g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 1.8g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 86mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 0.22mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 12mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 14mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 288mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 4mg Garden rhubarb
Zinc 2.66mg 0.1mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.021mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 102IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Garden rhubarb
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 8mg Garden rhubarb
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.02mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.03mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 0.3mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.085mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.024mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 7µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 29.3µg Garden rhubarb
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.053g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.039g Garden rhubarb
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.099g Garden rhubarb

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fireweed Garden rhubarb
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
12
Garden rhubarb
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
11
Garden rhubarb

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
5%
Garden rhubarb
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
5%
Garden rhubarb
Fats
13%
Fireweed
1%
Garden rhubarb

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden rhubarb
Garden rhubarb is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Garden rhubarb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167758/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.