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Fireweed vs Sugar substitute - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fireweed and Sugar substitute

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, yet Sugar substitute is richer in Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 291% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 67 times more Zinc than Sugar substitute. Fireweed contains 2.66mg of Zinc, while Sugar substitute contains 0.04mg.
  • Fireweed contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fireweed, leaves, raw and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown.

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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 Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +2500%
Contains more Phosphorus +1250%
Contains more Potassium +1166.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +6550%
Contains more Copper +4471.4%
Contains more Calcium +104.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +2500%
Contains more Phosphorus +1250%
Contains more Potassium +1166.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +6550%
Contains more Copper +4471.4%
Contains more Calcium +104.9%

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 B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +813.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1595%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4113.3%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +813.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1595%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4113.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Sugar substitute Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 84.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 4.71g 2.06g Fireweed
Fats 2.75g 0g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 84.77g Sugar substitute
Calories 103kcal 347kcal Sugar substitute
Starch g 3.52g Sugar substitute
Fructose g 0g Sugar substitute
Sugar g 4.03g Fireweed
Fiber 10.6g 0.6g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 879mg Sugar substitute
Iron 2.4mg 0.16mg Fireweed
Magnesium 156mg 6mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 8mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 39mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 572mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 0.04mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.007mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Fireweed
Vitamin D 0µg µg Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2mg mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.015mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.015mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.08mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.015mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Fireweed
Vitamin K µg µg
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 mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat 0g g Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat g g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Sugar substitute
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
1
Sugar substitute
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
45
Sugar substitute

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
12%
Sugar substitute
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
85%
Sugar substitute
Fats
13%
Fireweed
0%
Sugar substitute

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 538mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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 Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( g)

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.