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Fireweed vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fireweed and Spinach

  • Fireweed has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however Spinach has more Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 252% more.
  • Fireweed has 21 times more Vitamin B5 than Spinach. Fireweed has 1.356mg of Vitamin B5, while Spinach has 0.065mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fireweed, leaves, raw and Spinach, 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 +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +401.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.4%
Contains less Sodium -57%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 30% 50% 57% 44% 15% 22% 11%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97.5%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +401.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.4%
Contains less Sodium -57%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +13%

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 +545.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Folate +73.2%
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 94% 563% 41% 0% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 0% 1208% 146%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +545.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +224.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Folate +73.2%

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
181
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
41
Spinach

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
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
4%
Spinach
Fats
13%
Fireweed
2%
Spinach

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

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Low Carbs diet ok
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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Spinach Opinion
Calories 103 23 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 2.86 Fireweed
Fats 2.75 0.39 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 28.1 Spinach
Carbs 19.22 3.63 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 2.71 Spinach
Calcium 429 99 Fireweed
Potassium 494 558 Spinach
Magnesium 156 79 Fireweed
Sugar 0.42 Fireweed
Fiber 10.6 2.2 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.13 Fireweed
Zinc 2.66 0.53 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 49 Fireweed
Sodium 34 79 Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598 9377 Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03 Spinach
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.078 Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.189 Spinach
Vitamin B3 4.674 0.724 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.065 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.195 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 482.9 Spinach
Folate 112 194 Spinach
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.063 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 Spinach
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165 Spinach
Tryptophan 0.039 Spinach
Threonine 0.122 Spinach
Isoleucine 0.147 Spinach
Leucine 0.223 Spinach
Lysine 0.174 Spinach
Methionine 0.053 Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.129 Spinach
Valine 0.161 Spinach
Histidine 0.064 Spinach
Fructose 0.15 Spinach

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.